Los Cabos | San Jose del Cabo International Airport
Passengers may bring baggage at SJD Airport and transport, exempt from duty, new or used merchandises that make up their personal baggage, as well as duty-free allowance merchandises. Note that all baggage at SJD Airport is subject to inspection by the Mexican Customs Authorities (detailed information in Spanish).
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Goods considered as personal baggage: such as clothes –including one bride trousseau, footwear and personal toiletries and beauty products, as long as they are appropriate for the duration of the trip; as well as baby travel, hygiene, and fun accessories, such as car seat, port-a-crib, baby carriage, baby walker, etc.
Included accessories for each person: two cameras or video cameras, including 12 rolls of film or videocassettes; photographic material; two cellular phones, one portable typewriter; one electronic personal organizer; one laptop, notebook, omnibook or similar; one portable photocopier or printer; one portable recorder and one projector, including accessories; two personal sport equipment, four fishing rods, three surfboards or windsurfing boards and their accessories, trophies or recognitions that can be normally transported by the passenger; one running machine and one exercise bike; one portable sound recorder or player; one digital sound player or portable CD player and one portable DVD player, as well as a set of portable speakers, and their accessories; five laser disks, 10 DVDs, 30 CDs or magnetic tapes, for sound playing, three storage software and five storage devices for any electronic equipment; books, magazines, and printed documents; five toys, including collection toys, and one video games console, as well as five video games; one blood pressure self-monitoring device and one blood glucose self-monitoring device, or a mixed device, and their reagents, as well as personal medicine (in the event of psychotropic substances, passenger must show prescription); one binoculars and one telescope; two musical instruments and their accessories; one tent and other camping articles; one set of hand tools and the suitcase, which may include one drill, tweezers, wrenches, dies, screwdrivers, cables, etc.
Passengers older than 18 years may transport up to 20 cigarette packets, 25 cigars or 200 grams of tobacco, as well as up to 3 liters of alcoholic drinks and six liters of wine. Cannabis or Marijuana is not allowed at this time in Mexico even if you have a medical card for your state or country of origin.
Be careful about what you bring in to Mexico – certain countries of origin for alcohol have extremely high taxes for importing. Please look at the link below for SAGARPA website for information on Mexico importation of goods.
Senior citizens and individuals with disabilities are permitted to bring devices that help offset or lessen their physical limitations when traveling. This includes a variety of mobility aids such as walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, and walking sticks. These items are essential for ensuring that passengers with mobility challenges can travel comfortably and with the necessary support.
Additionally, passengers are allowed to transport up to two pets, specifically dogs or cats. This is a great convenience for those who need to travel with their furry companions. However, it’s important to note that along with your pets, you should also bring the necessary accessories required for their transportation and care. These accessories might include carriers, leashes, collapsible bowls for food and water, and any necessary cleaning supplies to maintain hygiene during the journey.
For the smooth transportation of pets, it’s crucial to present the appropriate animal importing permit. This permit is issued by SAGARPA (Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación), the Mexican government’s Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries, and Food. This permit ensures that all animals entering the country meet the health and safety regulations, preventing the spread of diseases.
Obtaining this permit requires certain steps, including providing proof of your pets’ vaccinations and, in some cases, a health certificate from a veterinarian. It’s advised to check the specific requirements well in advance of your travel date, as the process can take some time. Ensuring you have all the necessary documentation and permits will make the journey smoother and less stressful for both you and your pets.
If your property is damaged, the property is missing or lost completely during the screening process, you may file a claim with Mexican security. If your property is lost or damaged during transport to the plane or in baggage claim, please contact your airline. If you have other questions contact Cabo Airport.
Deals & Gifts
Shopping at Cabo Airport is an enjoyable experience for travelers, featuring a variety of stores to suit different tastes. The airport's duty-free shops are a highlight, offering a range of products at prices free from additional taxes. Alongside these, you'll find shops specializing in Mexican gifts, filled with vibrant souvenirs and traditional crafts that make for perfect mementos or gifts.
A standout attraction at the airport is the renowned Clase Azul Tequila shop. This is a paradise for tequila aficionados, offering a chance to sample and purchase some of Mexico's finest tequilas. It's an ideal spot for those looking to experience the rich flavors and heritage of Mexican tequila.
Los Cabos immigration facilitates the entry and exit of travelers, ensuring compliance with Mexican immigration laws and offering assistance for a smooth travel experience.Learn More
Los Cabos customs is responsible for monitoring the import and export of goods, enforcing regulations, and ensuring that travelers' belongings meet Mexico's import regulations.Learn More