Can you bring kratom to Mexico? Tips for traveling with kratom & kratom tea

Is Kratom Legal in Mexico? 2023 Travel Guide

Whether you’re drawn to the sprawling coral reefs of Cozumel, the bustling nightlife of Cancun, or the awe-inducing crater in Yucatán where the Chicxulub asteroid landed before wiping out the dinosaurs (rest in peace, Thescelosaurus), you’re sure to make unforgettable memories when you travel to Mexico. 

Yet, before you start to picture yourself relaxing on a beautiful playa with a cup of iced kratom tea, some questions may have popped into your head, such as, “Is kratom legal in Mexico? “Can I bring kratom to Mexico on a plane? Can I buy kratom in Mexico when I get there?”

Related: Can you bring kratom on a plane? Tips for flying with kratom.

Fear not; we’re here to answer all your questions and more. We’ll cover the full story behind the legality of kratom in Mexico so that you can stop wondering and get back to planning (or daydreaming) about your trip.Here’s what you need to know before taking kratom to Mexico.

Is Kratom Banned In Mexico? Kratom Legality in Mexico Explained

If you’re curious about the legality of kratom in Mexico, you’re not alone. Whenever you plan on bringing kratom with you when you travel to another state or country, it’s a good idea to check the legal status of kratom not only for your destination but for any stops along the way. 

Fortunately, kratom is legal in Mexico. There are no kratom bans in Mexico, nor have any efforts to ban kratom in Mexico been introduced. It is legal to possess and carry kratom in Cancun, Mexico City, Tulum, or any other part of the country, because the government of Mexico has not restricted kratom in any of Mexico’s 32 states. 

This means that you can take kratom to Mexico with you when you travel. As long as you’re not passing through any US states where kratom is illegal, bringing kratom to Mexico is fine. However, to ensure that you have smooth and hassle-free travels, there are some tips and precautions you may want to take for peace of mind.

How to bring kratom on a plane

Can You Fly to Mexico with Kratom?

So, while kratom is legal in Mexico, does this mean that you can fly to Mexico with kratom? The answer is yes, as long as you’re not stopping in any countries or states where kratom is illegal on the way over. So, if you’re flying from the US and plan on bringing kratom to Mexico, you should make sure that none of your layovers are in any states where kratom is banned.

If you’re flying straight over a state or country where kratom is illegal, you should be alright as long as you’re not stopping there. Still, it’s good to do your research beforehand and acquaint yourself with the kratom laws in every location you plan on staying.

Can You Bring Kratom to Mexico in a Car? 

If you’re making a road trip to Mexico, the precautions you must take are similar to flying with kratom. Avoid passing through any states where kratom is illegal. You can always look up the legality of kratom in the US state-by-state to make sure you’re in the clear when you’re passing through. 

Can You Buy Kratom in Mexico?

If you’d rather not bring kratom to Mexico during your flight or road trip, you may be wondering if you can buy kratom in Mexico. Since kratom isn’t banned in Mexico, you can buy kratom in Mexico. However, although kratom is growing in popularity in Mexico, it’s still not as popular as kratom is in the United States.

So, buying kratom in Mexico might be a little more difficult, especially if you’re going somewhere remote. Furthermore, it’s important to keep in mind that even if you do find a place that sells kratom in Mexico, you should still do your research on the kratom vendor. Although activists are trying to regulate kratom in the United States, kratom still isn’t federally regulated in the US; nor is it regulated in Mexico.

Thus, just like when you buy kratom in the USA, you should be selective about choosing where to buy kratom in Mexico. Look for kratom vendors who offer third-party lab tests, follow quality control measures for manufacturing processes, label their products with a complete list of ingredients, and have easy-to-find contact information. That way, if you have any questions about the kratom you’re buying in Mexico, you’ll be able to get in touch with the vendor.

How to Bring Kratom to Mexico: Tips for Safe Travels with Kratom

Although the legal status of kratom in Mexico makes it totally okay to buy kratom in Mexico and bring kratom with you when you travel there, there are some tips you may want to consider when traveling with kratom.

The Type of Kratom Product Matters

Although kratom is legal to bring to Mexico, not all kratom products are equally easy to transport. If you want to enjoy your kratom in Mexico, you might want to consider bringing a type of kratom product that’s easier to take with you on your voyage.

Traveling with Liquid Kratom 

As you may know, some forms of kratom can be messy. Certain types of kratom liquid come in bottles that could potentially spill inside your bag. Plus, airlines often require that liquid beverages be under a certain volume and in a sealed container, so they may not be allowed. Furthermore, some types of liquid kratom, such as kratom seltzers, can expand and contract with the changes in air pressure, leading to a fizzy mess when you land.

Overall, if you’re taking kratom to Mexico, we recommend that you opt for something besides liquid kratom bottles.

Traveling with Kratom Powder

Second, kratom powder can be messy. The last thing you want on your pleasant trip to Cancun is a bag full of dusty green powder. Not to mention that, although legal, bringing kratom powder to an airport might be a bit of a hassle. 

Not only could your bag of kratom powder open up during the luggage check and get spilled on your belongings, but also, not everyone knows about kratom. This might cause you to have a slight hangup at security. If you’re in a rush to catch your flight, it might be inconvenient to wait for things to get sorted out. If you do decide to bring kratom powder to Mexico, we recommend planning in advance to ensure you have spill-proof, airtight containers that are labeled to save you time at the luggage check. 

Overall, bringing kratom powder with you when traveling might be more of a hassle than it’s worth, especially if you have to measure/weigh out your kratom serving sizes while at the airport or on the beach. (Plus, chugging down a gritty, bitter kratom slurry on the beach isn’t the most enjoyable way to consume kratom.)

Traveling with Kratom Capsules

Now, if you’re looking for a kratom product that’s less messy than kratom powder, you may consider kratom capsules. Kratom capsules are typically less messy than kratom powder, so that’s definitely a plus. On the other hand, kratom capsules are still sensitive to moisture, humidity, and other environmental factors.

If you buy kratom capsules to bring with you to Mexico, be sure to keep them in an airtight bag. If you want to consume kratom capsules at the beach or elsewhere, make sure your hands are dry when you reach into the bag to avoid getting moisture sealed inside. Lastly, keep the bag of kratom capsules out of sunlight and humidity.

Traveling with Kratom Tea Bags

By far, the easiest and the best kratom product to bring to Mexico (or any travel destination) is kratom tea. Kratom tea bags are easy to store; you can use the manufacturer’s bag (especially if it’s labeled with a complete list of ingredients) or a tea tin. Even an old Ziploc bag will do. Furthermore, even if the airport staff isn’t very familiar with kratom, there’s less of a chance you’ll have a hangup over kratom tea bags while going through security. After all, they’re pretty normal and familiar, as they’re packaged like any other tea.

Try peach tulsi green vein kratom tea bags with premium lab-tested kratom leaf

Furthermore, kratom tea is easy to take with you wherever you go, and there are many ways to enjoy it. If you’re not fond of the taste of kratom powder slurries (we don’t blame you), well, you might be pleasantly surprised to find that there are many kratom tea recipes out there for every palate. Why go out of your way to shovel out kratom powder, mix it with hot water, and stifle a grimace as you slurp down the gritty stew when you can sit back, relax, and sip a kratom tea mojito?

If you’re hoping to attend any social gatherings, hit up the best local clubs in Mexico, or make the most of the nightlife, you’ll make your life much simpler by choosing kratom tea over other forms. Kratom tea is not only the traditional form of kratom consumption in Southeast Asia, but it’s also the most socially effortless form to sip around others at any time of day.

Best Kratom Tea Recipes For Mexico

If you’re looking to take kratom to Mexico, why not come to your destination prepared with some ice cold & delicious kratom tea recipes?

Here are some of our top picks for vacation-worthy kratom recipes:

You can also find our mango kratom seltzer, kratom rum & coke mocktail, and green smoothie recipes in the latest kratom tea recipe book.

Why worry about counting kratom capsules or swallowing an unpleasant kratom powder drink when you can actually enjoy a nice kratom beverage? Vacations are all about treating yourself, after all, so you might as well go big or go home.

Need tips on how to easily brew kratom before a trip to the beach? Read our kratom tea thermos brewing guide. Just make sure your thermos is empty before going through airport security!

A thermos can keep your tea hot or ice cold for hours while you travel!

Wherever You Go, Optimize Your Kratom Vacation

If you were to travel back in time 3,500 years to Mexico, you might be surprised to find some of the first “baristas” in the world. The Mayans, who first cultivated the cacao plant, adored their frothy cocoa drinks. To create a rich layer of foam, they would pour the chocolatey liquid from a spouted vessel back and forth between bowls from a height.

When you decide to bring kratom to Mexico, why not enjoy a traditional yet indulgent form of consumption? Sure, the Mayans might not have known about kratom, but chances are, if they had been exposed to this Indonesian plant, they’d want to enjoy it as tastily as possible.

So, travel safely, and enjoy your stay. If you don’t want to take a gamble trying to find a reputable place to buy kratom in Mexico, plan ahead, and buy kratom tea before you embark! If you like our kratom tea recipes, feel free to share this article, post about them on social (you can share your creations with us @toptreetea!), or drop a line!


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Rickie Mixon
Rickie is a kratom advocate, tea-lover, and writer for Top Tree Herbs. She has always been fascinated by science, philosophy, and nature. She decided to become a writer with the aim of tackling the misinformation crisis, fighting prohibitionism, and expanding her own knowledge. When she’s not accumulating facts or working, you can probably catch her outside running with her Carolina dog, pestering others with her horrible puns, or rambling about Devonian sea life.

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