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COVID-19 Information – Ciudad de Mexico
March 24, 2020

Last updated: [06/16/21]


The government has determined that the state is in green on the federal stoplight system. . Banks in Mexico City are now able to operate under a normal schedule. Movie theaters can operate at 40 percent capacity and VIP rooms at 60 percent. Bars, casinos, and amusement parks will close at 10:00 p.m. Arenas, auditoriums, and theaters that seat up to 1,500 people can operate at 30 percent, if the space sits more than 1,500 only 500 people are allowed. Effective June 15, Mexico City reduced the Hoy no circula program that prevents unnecessary vehicular movement during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Vehicles with a 0 and 00 hologram, motorcycles, public transportation, emergency services, funeral services, vehicles with disability plates, and private vehicles driven by medical professionals, among others, are exempt from the program.  If your car has a hologram, you should consult the Hoy no circula program web page or the updated Mexico City government guidelines to confirm which day you may not drive, as well as other exemptions and restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Restrictions apply from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Public transportation is operating at a reduced capacity.  As of June 1, 2020, the use of face coverings/masks in public areas and respiratory etiquette (i.e., covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, no spitting in the street) is obligatory.  Officials may issue fines and/or arrest and detain COVID-positive individuals found to be in violation of stay-at-home orders.  The government also suggests that people maintain 1.5 meters distance from others, refrain from physical contact during greetings, avoid wearing jewelry or ties, and be clean shaven.  Authorities added functionality to Mexico City’s official app – available for iOS and Android users – that provides an interactive map showing the closest COVID-19 hospital and if beds are available.  Additionally, the app allows users to complete a questionnaire to find out if they may have COVID-19.

On June 7, 2021, Mexico City moved to green on the federal stoplight system. Under strict sanitary precautions the following businesses may open:

  • Restaurants
  • Shops in outdoor spaces
  • Interior and exterior gyms and swimming pools
  • Temples and churches
  • Car agencies
  • Department stores and malls
  • Cinemas
  • Tour buses may now operate