This mandate prohibits small pets from traveling with their owners in the cabin of aircraft, to or from Mexico. Placing a small pet in the cargo hold is not an option, since the “climate controlled” temperature in the hold is only 10-16 degrees centigrade. There are thousands of us who spend weeks or months in Mexico, or who live there year round, who bring our small dogs with us. If this mandate is not reversed, we will no longer be coming to Mexico.
The Mexican Tourism Board has been made aware of this rule recently. They realize how damaging it is to the tourism and real estate industry. They claim they will be contacting the proper authorities to get this reversed, and they are counting phone calls. Please contact them. Toll-free in the U.S. 1-800-446-3942. They also suggest emailing their representative in Washington D.C., Sr. Alfonso Sumano. His email address is email@example.com
Most Mexican government officials have not heard of this new mandate, and deny its existence. Please contact your local consulates and inform them, since they are still giving out false and outdated information.
Alaska Airlines also claims to be trying to negotiate with the DGAC. We need to continue to ask all the airlines to do the same.
Last minute update. It seems the efforts have had some results and they are considering reversing this law. Keep the pressure on by making the phone call and sending the emails.
Everyone, thank you for your help!