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Mexico Clock-Time Changes: Spring & Fall 2022

All except two Mexican states move their clocks forward in the spring, and back in the fall. Discover details of the spring and fall clock-time changes in 2022

Clock Spiral

This article explains the clock changes taking place in Mexico during 2022

Since 1996, Mexico has been adjusting its clocks in the spring and fall to account for Daylight Saving Time (DST).

The states of Sonora and Quintana Roo

The Mexican state of Sonora (bordering primarily the state of Arizona in the US) will not observe DST in 2022.

The state of Quintana Roo (which includes the popular resorts of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and the islands of Isla Mujeres and Cozumel) established its own time zone that is always aligned with US EST.

Therefore, clocks in these two Mexican states are not moved forward/backward each spring and fall.

Spring Clock Changes in Mexico 2022
(“Spring Forward”)

The state of Baja California (not to be confused with Baja California Sur) and  Mexican cities immediately bordering the US (including Juárez, Reynosa, and Matamoros) clocks move forward one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday March 13th, 2022.

DST in most of Mexico and the state of Baja California Sur will start on Sunday April 3rd, 2022, when the clocks will be moved forward by one hour at 2 a.m.

Fall Clock Changes in Mexico 2022
(“Fall Back”)

DST in most of Mexico and Baja California Sur will end on Sunday October 30th 2022, when the clocks will be moved back again by one hour at 2 a.m.

The state of Baja California (not to be confused with Baja California Sur) and Mexican cities immediately bordering the US (including Juárez, Reynosa, and Matamoros) clocks move back one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday November 6th, 2022.

Learn more about Mexico’s Four Time Zones

Note about US & European Clock Times

Mexico’s central clock-time change dates are not usually synchronized with U.S. or European clock-time change dates, so if you’re traveling or scheduling appointments between Mexico, the US and Europe this spring and fall, double-check your times, especially as flights and other public transportation systems always operate their schedules using local time.

Learn more about time and time zones in Mexico

Mexico has several time zones and most states move their clocks forward in the spring and back in the autumn.

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