Mexico travel insurance
Are you going to Mexico? Before you buy your travel insurance for Mexico, 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 FCDO
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What is covered with travel insurance to Mexico?
Our policies include cover for over 100 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
- 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.
|Most common languages spoken||Spanish, Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya and Mixtec|
|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|
Surfing travel insurance for Mexico
Whether it’s your first-time surfing or you’re an experienced surfer searching for the next big wave, you probably don’t want to spend too much time thinking about travel insurance for your trip to Mexico.
Luckily for you, you’ve come to right place. Surfing is covered as standard under all our policies, and we make getting insurance as quick and simple as possible, so you can get on with planning your trip to Mexico. Check out our surfing travel insurance page for more information and remember that, if you’re taking your own board away with you, you might need to add extra valuables cover to your policy.
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.
What does Mexico come under for travel insurance?
Mexico travel insurance is available either as a single trip policy for that specific country, or as part of annual multi-trip travel insurance. If you choose an annual policy, you’ll need worldwide cover, including USA, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean.
How much travel insurance do I need for Mexico?
The level of travel insurance for Mexico you’ll need will depend on a number of things. When choosing a policy, think about the cost of your hotel and flights, as well as how much baggage you’ll be taking with you. Make sure that, if you have pre-existing medical conditions, you declare them when you buy so that you have appropriate medical travel insurance.
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.
Can you help if I need medical treatment while in Mexico?
Yes – all our policies come with access to our 24-hour emergency assistance team, so there will always be someone here to help you if you become ill or are injured while abroad.
If you need emergency medical assistance just give our team a call any time, day or night.
Interesting facts about Mexico
- 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.