FMM tourist cards may be issued for shorter periods - 5 to 180 days at the inspector's discretion. When you cross border, Migracion is your first stop. Before you fill out anything, ask the officer politely if you can get a 180 day permit. If not, turn around and try another crossing. If you get too short a tourist permit to have a driving trip, it's a tough decision. Your vehicle permit (TIPS) is issued for the same length as your tourist permit. I think i woul go for a much-shortened trip and come home in time to cancel everything. Perhaps policies will hav changed. But under no circumstances should you follow the advice of some FaceBook "mavens" who recommend overstaying your permit and dealing with it later.
Fully-vacinated citizens of Mexico and Canada can cross the US land borders. The US-Mexico land border is open - pretty much. Foreign citizens are required to have received a WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. That means two vaccines taken by many Mexicans - The CanSino and Sputnik V don't qualify. So, if you were waiting for "the border to open up" before your trip, your wait is over. Come on down.
Maps. Apps. Roadlogs. Trip Plans Subject to change (what isn't?), American citizens can return from Mexico if fully vaccinated. The same rules that apply to air travelers apply to land border crossers. The best sources of correct info is the CDC website and the DHS FAQ site.
To plan your perfect trip. See those mountains? (If you can't, maybe you should fly). There's a 5-star spa hidden in them. Do you want to go that way, or follow the RV trail or fastest route. Mikey knows them all. Got COPD? I've got a better route for you.
I can answer any question at at all about driving, destinations, safety, where to go, why to go there. There's not a road I have not driven, a destination I don't know (he said modestly).
While Mazatlan may be perfect, a paradise on earth, for your Aunt Sally, that doesn't mean it's right for you. I can offer alternatives if you like.
Regardless of your immigation status, you'll need documents for yourself, your pets, your vehicles. These change with time. I'll keep you up-to-date on them.
I'll tell you about some of the many adventure tourism sites in Mexico.
RV tourists are increasing rapidly in Mexico. For the first time in years, there are new RV parks or refurbished parks that had fallen on hard times. I offer some RV driving tips, RV park
reviews and a directory.
Driving offers less exposure to Covid-19 than any flight. Mexico is taking serious steps to limit transmission, including mask requirements, social distancing, hand sanitizer and so on. Be
prepared. I'm honor-bound to tell you that the risk of Covid is still real in Mexico, especially when people don't practice social distancing - just as it is in the United States.
Most driving tourists go to one destination and stay put, so you can be as safe as you want. Many of you own property and will self-sequetser. Where do you want to be isolated - in a tropical resort with views of mountains, beaches and colonial architecture? Or staring at brick walls in your city?