Travel insurance for Mexico

Mexico offers an incredible diversity of landscapes and fun. From white sandy beaches, to ancient temples and ruins, Mexico has so much to discover and enjoy.

For foodies, there’s no shortage of tacos, chillies and burritos, tequila and beer to put you in the party mood. Mexico City’s museums are also a must, as are its world-class restaurants and colourful, sprawling markets. Beyond the modern metropolis lie sleepy villages where ancient customs and age-old beliefs live on.

To fully enjoy your holiday in Mexico, make sure you have the peace of mind offered by a quality travel insurance policy. Call us on 0800 033 4902 or get a quote online in minutes.

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Cover for medical conditions in Mexico

Wherever you decide to go on holiday, it’s vital to take out travel insurance. With a quality policy in place, you’ll be free to focus on the fun, safe in the knowledge that you are protected against potential costs should you need medical treatment while travelling.

Mexico has no reciprocal healthcare agreements with the UK so it’s very important to get insured for medical and other emergencies.

Be aware that not all hospitals will agree to deal directly with travel insurance companies so you may have to pay for your treatment up front and then get reimbursed by your insurance company. It’s vital therefore to have accessible funds at the ready should the unexpected happen.

Mexico travel information

Health

Tap water is not safe to drink unless it’s been boiled. It’s wise to stick to bottled water and avoid ice in drinks.

In an emergency, dial 060, 065, 066 or 068 for an ambulance. If you’re in Mexico City, you can also use the emergency buttons on CCTV cameras across the city – they immediately connect you to the emergency services. Don’t forget to contact your travel insurance company as soon as possible.

Vaccinations

According to the NHS Fit for Travel page, there are generally no compulsory vaccinations for Mexico, provided all your boosters are up-to-date. But, depending on where you are travelling, your doctor may advise you to get a vaccine for Diphtheria and/or Rabies.

It’s always advisable to consult your doctor at least six to eight weeks before you go to Mexico as this enables any necessary jabs to take effect in time for your trip.

The UK Government’s foreign travel advice gives all the latest information and advice regarding health during your visit to Mexico.

Visas

British passport holders do not need a visa for stays up to three months. You must also fill in an immigration form which is free of charge and given to you by the airline or at immigration upon arrival.

Make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of six months from the date of your entry to Mexico.

Driving

To drive in Mexico, it is recommended but not obligatory to have an International Driving Permit (IDP). A European driving license is usually sufficient but it’s a good idea to arm yourself with the IDP just in case a police officer demands one. If you are stopped by the police, they will normally ask you for your vehicle license documents (tarjeta de circulacion) and your driving license (tarjeta de conducer)

FCO travel advice

Petty crime like theft can be a problem so be extra alert when using public transport or at a station or airport. The FCO’s foreign travel advice pages offer a wealth of information and advice on safety and security in Mexico.

Mexico’s government provides extra protection in major tourist destinations like Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos. Here you won’t find the same levels of crime and drug-related incidents as elsewhere in the country.

Currency

  • Mexican currency is the Peso (M$)
  • You can’t exchange money at hotel receptions, you can exchange it at banks or bureaus de change
  • ATMs are widely available in Mexico and often provide the best possible exchange rates
  • Cash is the most convenient way to pay in Mexico however credit and debit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) are widely accepted

Travel Insurance Mexico

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