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5.3 million foreigners visit Mexico in the first quarter of 2018

In the first quarter of this year, 5,334,188 foreigners visited Mexico, of which 71.7 percent came from North America, while 10.7 percent came from Europe.

While North America ranked first, South America ranked third, which accounted for 10.4 percent, Asia accounted for 3.4 percent and Central America and the Caribbean 3.1 percent.

The country that most foreigners come from was the United States, that is, 2,862,749 nationals, the second place is occupied by other countries, while the third belongs to Canada, while the most popular Latin American countries were Argentina and Colombia.

The state of Quintana Roo reported receiving 4,537,586 people, followed by Mexico City with 2,760, 754 and third was Jalisco with 1,192,966 people.

Most people who enter Mexico (whether Mexican or not) did it by air; CancĂșn was placed as the metropolis that registered the highest income, Mexico City occupied the second, and Puerto Vallarta was the third main access.

The second busiest route was the maritime one with 2,595,711; Quintana Roo occupied two of the three main entrances to the country, as the migration points of Isla Cozumel and Majahual had more reception processes, the third place was for Ensenada, Baja California.

The same report said the first quarter, the Mexican government allocated 2,400 visiting cards for humanitarian reasons, representing an increase against 1,054 that were granted last year.

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It was also announced that the entity with the largest number of renewed permanent resident cards was Mexico City, while in Puebla represented 2.8 percent of the total , that is, 976 people living in this state renewed their visa.

Another interesting fact is that the Venezuelan nationality was the third one that has received the most temporary resident cards.

In addition, to the first quarter, 596 people were recognized as refugees by the Mexican government: the nationals of Venezuela were the most benefited, followed by El Salvador and Honduras. Of all of them, 51.7 percent are men, while 48.3 percent are women.