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  • Manipura Restaurant
    New schedule! Now open for breakfast during the week.
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    Come and enjoy our delicious healthy juices and breakfasts from 7:00 AM. If you can't have breakfast at home, we have what you need. Enjoy a hot chocolate or smoothie, with vegetable milk.

    Dine in, take out or delivery.
  • Please, advice about INM and flying from BJX to US with Expired FMM
    I have read that you will need to pay s fine in the neighborhood of 600 pesos. As for details of the process, I don't know.

    I am hoping someone else will jump in here as I have never done this.
  • Mexico's Vaccination Plan, Status and News February 23, 2021
    From Vaccine Roll-Out Interview for San Miguel de Allende above:
    3d. Will they be told which vaccine they will be receiving now or any time before the appointment?
    No. There 5 vaccines approved in Mexico. There is a distribution plan that considers localities and populations. For example, the Pfizer vaccine requires sub-zero specialized refrigeration so is being allocated for healthcare workers and urban centers that have adequate cold chain storage. It would not be used in remote areas. Another example, the Cansino vaccine is a one dose shot and is best suited for remote areas. Having said this, MUCH depends on the pharmaceutical companies and their ability to produce and supply. The current thinking is for those in the 60+ timeframe in these localities, will be receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • Several people who are just turned 60 could can't register
    Gail, thanks for the update. Glad to hear you got it to work!
  • Covid vaccinations in SMA versus traveling to US for same.
    Tourist visa? No CURP? Problem registering? "Migrants in Mexican territory will also receive vaccine ... in the absence of any official identification document, they can rely on the Roadrunner Brigades that are located at the points of vaccination. If there was availability of vaccine, that same day they could apply it; otherwise, they will be assigned an appointment."

    GW: I take this to mean you can show show up at the appropriate vaccination site for your location and age and go from there. Mexican officials have said vaccinations will be available for everyone and universal, this is the first description that I've seen of how non-resident / non-citizens can proceed. I expect that they will want some proof of identity, age and address like a passport and a utility bill.
    Mexico's Vaccination Plan, Status and News February 22, 2021

    With that, I'm closing this thread to further comments. It has become long and unfocused. You can direct any questions or comments to me at or comment on a more current post.
  • Several people who are just turned 60 could can't register
    Also see today's Vaccination Plan, Status and News:

    Tourist visa? No CURP? Problem registering? "Migrants in Mexican territory will also receive vaccine ... in the absence of any official identification document, they can rely on the Roadrunner Brigades that are located at the points of vaccination. If there was availability of vaccine, that same day they could apply it; otherwise, they will be assigned an appointment."

    GW: I take this to mean you can show show up at the appropriate vaccination site for your location and age and go from there. Mexican officials have said vaccinations will be available for everyone and universal, this is the first description that I've seen of how non-resident and non-citizens can proceed.
    https://www.smafaq.com/discussion/4470/mexicos-vaccination-plan-status-and-news-february-22-2021
  • Several people who are just turned 60 could can't register
    "60 is sixty regardless as to when you turn 60." If being 60 at the time of registration is, in fact, the requirement as opposed to having turned 60 by some cutoff date.

    I have seen that error reported if the CURP was not entered exactly correctly. Probably not the issue, but ...
    Locating and verifying your CURP.
    It doesn't seem to like my CURP or thinks I'm not 60+. What should I do?
    The number is on your Mexican Driver's License and Permanent or Temporary Resident Card. At least it is on mine.

    Make sure you entered the CURP correctly including getting Ohs and Zeros right ('O' versus '0'; letter versus number) right. One way to do that is to copy and paste it from someplace else where it is correct. Letters versus numbers is only an issue for the last two digits of the CURP which can be either numbers or letters. The web site currently validates that the other positions are of the right type (numbers versus letters). Still, copy and paste is a good way to make sure the whole thing is right.

    To get a good version to copy-and-paste from and to locate and verify that you have the right CURP (and that it is in the system), try going to the Check Your Curp site. You can type in your CURP or find it by using your Personal Data (name, date of birth, etc). See Locating and Printing Your Mexican CURP, including the comments, for instructions.

    Once you do that and have verified that your CURP is correct, try using that (copy-n-paste for best results). If that still gives you an error about your CURP then I think it is an error in the system and, for now, I would hope the error gets fixed and I would try again tomorrow. (This may be a new error recently introduced into the system.)
    From: How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds

    And, no, I am aware of any phone number (yet) or place to correct this.
    But, see: Vaccine Roll-Out Interview for San Miguel de Allende (Direct link to interview google document)
  • Several people who are just turned 60 could can't register
    Turned 60 how recently?

    I don't know if there is a specific cutoff date or if it is dynamic based on the day you try to register or get vaccinated. But, I did find a few references to February 15, 1961, but maybe that was only accurate at the time the program started?
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    How old do I have to be to get vaccinated?
    In this first stage of vaccination you must be at least 60 years old. This means that your date of birth is before February 15, 1961.
    https://vacunacion.cdmx.gob.mx/

    They must carry official identification that proves their age, only those who are 60 years old and over will be vaccinated, that is, those who were born before February 15, 1961.
    https://www.animalpolitico.com/2021/02/localidades-proceso-vacunacion-adultos-mayores-cdmx-edomex-covid/

    This week all people who were born before February 15, 1961 and who live in any of the 333 municipalities in the country that received AstraZéneca vaccines will be vaccinated.
    https://piedepagina.mx/10-cosas-que-debemos-saber-de-la-vacunacion-de-personas-mayores/
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    I will update this if I see something clearer.
  • I’m a creature of comfort. I’m a customer of the king and queen comforters.
    Congratulations @Cristina Wilson! That is a great review from Don Day. He loved everything.
  • Methodology for Calculating Estimated Active Cases of Covid for SMA
    Feb 20, 2021:
    Official count is 2 million coronavirus cases but university says it’s at least 17 million.
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    The real case tally is at least nine times higher than the official total and could be up to 26 times higher, according to UNAM estimates.
    Mexico News Daily
    SMAFAQ uses the same basic approach as UNAM to calculate estimated actual cases, as described above, with a few different assumptions.
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  • Water Harvesting Tank
    I would consider Jose Vega:
    https://www.smafaq.com/discussion/2844/honest-handyman-looking-for-work

    I have not used him, yet, for cleaning a water tank but it is something he does and we've been very happy with everything he has done for us. Our neighbors also love him.

    Jose Vega
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  • How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds
    Feb 12: There are reports of people being called to check if they want the vaccine and are able to travel to where the vaccines will be administered. Covid-19 SMA
  • Covid vaccinations in SMA versus traveling to US for same.
    For those without a CURP (here on a tourist visa), see: No CURP, no problem? in SMA News and Coronavirus Update February 7, 2021.
  • How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds
    They are calling older adults that receive a Mexican pension to register them. Those folks don't need to use the platform to register.

    But it is waaaaaaaay too early to be getting a call to set an appointment from registering on the platform. There are no vaccines available in the state of GTO today. The next batch is due Feb 16 and it is allocated for front line health care workers.

    I don't have any inside information, this is just from news reports and similar. The specifics of how it will be handled, what happens if you miss the call, etc. I don't know. I hope that information becomes available as the program moves forward.

    If anyone does get a call to schedule a shot, please let us know!
  • How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds
    Took minutes and worked?
    I heard back from Stella via email. Yes, it worked and this was with Firefox on an iPad. Thanks Stella!
  • How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds
    Here is how I filled out that section (Entity and Municipality are selected from the dropdowns). Select Entity before Municipality.

    I typed in my CP (for where I live in San Rafael):
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  • How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds
    Thanks Josh. Slowly, but surely ...
    Coronavirus in Mexico: almost 500 thousand older adults have registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
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    Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, reported this Thursday that at the last cut more than half a million records have been counted on the COVID-19 vaccination platform for older adults.

    "According to the Coordination of National Digital Strategy, to this day there are almost half a million records of elderly people on the platform http://mivacuna.salud.gob.mx" he wrote on his Twitter account.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
  • Covid Testing and Airline Travel. What you need to know.
    Advice from a SMAFAQ reader via email:
    We recently returned to the US and thus had to get a COVID test. We did it in our doctors office. Bring your passport wherever you get it done. Also make sure the certificate says it came from a laboratory. I rechecked when we got stopped at Leon and the CDC regulations certify that.

    We flew today inside the US and were not asked for the certificate.

    It is clear that the airlines are trying to figure out how to handle this.

    Finally I recommend that you get both a physical and pdf copy. The physical copy worked with the airline but the pdf worked for the security check when entering the gate area.
  • How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds
    Thanks for letting us know. Any new tips or tricks you can pass on?
  • How to register for the Covid Vaccine in Mexico - Now Open for 60+ year olds
    It is happening to others. Personally, I would give it a max of 15 minutes before moving on and trying again later. When it worked for me it loaded the next screen in a few moments, less than one minute.
  • Locating and Printing Your Mexican CURP
    Residents (permanent and temporary) and citizens have a CURP number. Those on a tourist visa do not. The number is on your Mexican Driver's License and Permanent or Temporary Resident Card. At least it is on mine.

    On the Check your CURP website ...

    If you have your CURP number and want to verify it and / or produce the CURP document:
    Type it in and if that works and it shows your data then you have the right value.

    If that did not work or you do not have your CURP:
    Select Datos Personales and enter your personal data to pull up your CURP. For me, the Nombre is my first and middle names, Primer apellido is my last name and Segundo apellido is blank. Estado is state of birth, which is for me, 'Nacido en el extranjero' from the dropdown.
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    Don't use accents when entering data and upper / lower case differences don't matter.
    CURP: step by step to obtain the key on the internet. (sp) | English.