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Mexico travel insurance

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

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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:

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.

CurrencyMexican peso
Most common languages spokenSpanish, Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya and Mixtec
CapitalMexico City
ContinentNorth America
PopulationApprox. 128 million
Plug typePlug type A and B
Driving sideRight-hand side
SeasonsSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal 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


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
  2. InsureandGo’s Gold achieved a Which? Best Buy.