Cancun and Cozumel occupied during the first semester of this year the first places at national level, as points of internment of travelers both by sea and air entering Mexico.
According to the Migratory Policy Unit's report, 12 million 229 thousand 045 entries were registered nationwide, of which 3 million 614 thousand 891 correspond to points of entry located in the state, with Quintana Roo accounting for 29.5% of the statistics.
This number is the entries of nationals and foreigners between January and July 2021, which although representing 13.9% less than in the first half of 2020, are the highest figures in the country.
In this way it surpasses those in other entities, such as Mexico City, Jalisco, Baja California Sur, Baja California and Chiapas. The main points for the incursion of these travelers were Cancun and Cozumel Island, which occupy the first national places by air and sea.
The report revealed that the International Airport of the first of these two destinations registered an influx of three million 442 thousand 390, which translates into 35.7% of the more than nine million that entered the country by air, and 95.2% of all that was documented in the entity.
On the other hand, immigration authorities at the Port of Cozumel reported that 39,652 people from abroad arrived at this point, which although 96.9% less than what was reported in other years (due to the cancellation of cruise ships during the pandemic), it is still the highest number in the country, surpassing Veracruz, Manzanillo and Altamira.
In terms of documentation and status of stay of foreigners in Mexico, Quintana Roo also ranks among the first places, as the second entity with the most temporary and permanent resident cards issued and renewed. According to the Unit, of the 97,120 issued, 10,777 were processed in the state.