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Are you going to Mexico?

Are you going to Mexico? Before you buy your travel insurance, there are a few things to think about:

  • The cost of your holiday - Because if you have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, you'll want to know that you are able to get your money back
  • The activities you're likely to be doing - If you're planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover if needed
  • How much your luggage is worth - You don't want to be left struggling to replace all your precious items
  • And don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Mexico from the FCO

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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What is covered with travel insurance to Mexico?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activites, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include: 

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

We want you to make sure that you have the best possible holiday experience. That’s why we’ve listed some interesting facts, as well as other important information that you might need to know before you travel to Mexico.

Currency

Mexican peso

Most common languages spoken

Spanish, Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya and Mixtec

Capital

Mexico City

Continent

North America

Population

Approx. 128 million

Plug type

Plug type A and B

Driving side

Right-hand side

Seasons

Spring - March to May

Summer - June to August

Autumn - September to November

Winter - December to February

Laws

Local laws and customs

Do you need a visa for Mexico?

You don’t need a visa if you’re travelling to Mexico for a holiday from the UK. However, you will need to complete an immigration form, which you can either get on arrival or online from the National Institute of Immigration website. Bear in mind that you’ll need to have held a valid passport for six months beforehand to be able to get an online immigration form.

You can find more information about visas and entry requirements for Mexico here.

Healthcare in Mexico

Healthcare in Mexico is available either via private or public healthcare systems. However, it’s important to be aware that not all hospitals will deal directly with insurance companies, meaning in some cases you might have to cover the costs of your medical treatments and ask for the money back directly from the insurers.

It’s also important to contact your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel, to make sure you get the appropriate vaccinations for travel, if any.

Full details about healthcare in Mexico can be found here.

Did you know that...?

  • The poinsettia, a vivid red-and-green plant favoured by grannies at Christmas, originally comes from Mexico. It's named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US minister to Mexico, who first brought it home in 1825 - maybe for his gran.
  • Mexico City was built on top of a big lake. You'd think that wouldn't make great foundations for a city - and you'd be right. The city's water is drawn from underground, causing it to sink by 20cm a year - much faster than Venice!
  • Chihuahua, Mexico's largest state, gives its name to one of the world's smallest breeds of dog. Pots depicting Chihuahua-like dogs were found in Mexico from 300 BC, when hairless dogs were eaten at feasts.
  • Warm up your vocal chords and brush up your lyrics before attempting to sing the Mexican national anthem! You could be fined if you get it wrong, as singer Guadalupe Madrigal was when she messed up the words before a soccer match in 2004.
  • Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, is still spoken by 1.5 million people in Mexico. Dozens of Nahuatl words are used in everyday English, including tomato, chocolate, avocado, guacamole, cocoa, chilli and shack. Spot the odd one out.
  • In Mexico they were smashing up piñatas - suspended containers full of goodies - at birthdays long before the Spanish turned up. The Aztecs did it to celebrate the birth of the god Huitzilopochtli, with song, dance - and a few dozen sacrifices!
  • Mexicans love to hoist big flags up in town squares. A giant national flag 34.3m x 60m across was run up a 100m flagpole in Piedras Negras on 2 December 2011 - the largest flag ever flown from a pole. It happened to be right next to the US border.

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