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Mexico customs...

My wife and I are coming back to PDC in February. We are flying from Vancouver to Mexico City and the to Cancun. We will have an hour and a half lay over in Mexico City. We were wondering if we go through customs in Mexico City because we've entered the country or do we wait until we reach Cancun? Thanks in advance
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My wife and I are coming back to PDC in February. We are flying from Vancouver to Mexico City and the to Cancun. We will have an hour and a half lay over in Mexico City. We were wondering if we go through customs in Mexico City because we've entered the country or do we wait until we reach Cancun? Thanks in advance
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Thank you. I know how long it takes to get through customs in Cancun, do you know how long it takes in Mexico City? We only have an hour and a half lay over in Mexico City before we have to get on the Cancun flight.
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Thank you. I know how long it takes to get through customs in Cancun, do you know how long it takes in Mexico City? We only have an hour and a half lay over in Mexico City before we have to get on the Cancun flight.
We have only gone through Mexico City one time. Our United flight landed there mid morning, and it was very quick and easy then. We flew into and out of the same terminal - back then international flights and all Aeromexico flights used the same terminal.
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I flew into MEX twice this summer arriving at terminal 2. At terminal 2 there were 3 lines for customs "nothing to declare" = "items to declare" and a 3'd line for pets and special stuff. I did not need a customs form - just walked thru the "nothing to declare" line. I cleared immigration and customs in 5 minutes. I asked the customs people about forms - they said it was a new procedure and only at terminal 2.
My wife flew into MEX terminal 1 yesterday and was required to go thru customs. Her connecting flight was in terminal 2 and she made it thru immigration / customs and the train to terminal 2 in less than 40 minutes.

here is a link to airlines / gates at MEX.
Mexico City Benito Juarez MEX Airport Terminal Map
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What about checked baggage?

Are we supposed to retrieve our checked baggage, go through customs and then recheck our baggage to Cancun? I'm sorry if I sound like an idiot but we only have a 90 minute lay over before our flight to Cancun and I know what kind of wait times to get through customs we've had in the past in Cancun.
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Are we supposed to retrieve our checked baggage, go through customs and then recheck our baggage to Cancun? I'm sorry if I sound like an idiot but we only have a 90 minute lay over before our flight to Cancun and I know what kind of wait times to get through customs we've had in the past in Cancun.
In Terminal 2, we put our checked luggage on a conveyor very close to where we cleared customs
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