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Clock Time: Mexico’s Spring Clock Change in 2022

With two exceptions, states across Mexico move their clocks forward by one hour in the spring. Learn about Mexico's clock-time changes in Spring 2022

Spring clock change with flowers

This article describes the clock changes taking place in Mexico in Spring 2022

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.

Note about US & European Clock Time Changes

Not all of Mexico’s clock-time change dates are 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 autumn, make a note to 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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