Belmopan, 14 April 2010 - The Embassy of Mexico informs that Mexican Customs has confirmed that the inspection schedule for passenger buses crossing the border to Chetumal, Mexico, has been extended from Monday to Sunday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The new schedule will allow any type of passenger buses to cross into Mexico any day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday.

Buses arriving between 6:00 am and 9:00 am will be visually checked by customs officers at the Mexican border, while buses crossing from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm will be scanned by the Gamma Ray System that was implemented at the beginning of this year. The extension of the time, especially on weekends will facilitate the entrance of Belizean buses and passengers and at the same time it will enhance security and safety for visitors at the border between Mexico and Belize.

The Embassy of Mexico also reminds the public that Belizean nationals DO NOT require visa to travel to Chetumal or to any other part of Mexico. In order to cross the border, Belizeans can use either their passport or their visitor's card (FMVL).

Belizeans are encouraged to apply for the FMVL card at the Mexican Immigration office at the border. The card makes the entrance into Mexico faster and allows traveling within Quintana Roo, including Chetumal, Playa del Carmen and Cancun up to 3 consecutive days.

For more information please contact the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico at 223-0193 or 223-0194 or write to [email protected] or visit the Embassy´s web page at