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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Mexico?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Mexico?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Mexico?
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A land of beautiful coastlines, stunning deserts and rich culture, Mexico is a great place to kick back and relax or join a fiesta!

Whether your style is drinking a margarita on the beach or learning about ancient cultures, Mexico has something for you.

Travel Requirements for Mexico

While it’s not technically required, it’s strongly recommended that you purchase Mexico travel insurance before your trip.

With a wide range of insurance plans on the market, it may be difficult find the best travel insurance for Mexico. To find the plan that's best for you, first assess the condition of your health. Then, take a look at your travel plans. From there, you can compare plans side by side with our compare tool. For travelers with pre-existing conditions, senior travelers and those looking for more complete coverage, a comprehensive plan is the best option. On the other hand, if you’re looking for basic coverage at an affordable price, a limited plan may be the way to go.

COVID-19 in Mexico

For the most up-to-date information for Mexico travel entry requirements visit Mexico's government page. If you're traveling to Mexico, here are some Covid safety precautions to take. For the most up-to-date information on Covid restrictions for traveling, please follow CDC guidelines.

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Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & safety

Certain areas of Mexico are at higher risk for violence and illness. You can protect yourself against illness by getting the appropriate vaccines before your trip and applying plenty of insect repellant. Always ensure that your food and drink are coming from a reputable source, stick to bottled water and never leave a drink unattended. While it’s highly unlikely to occur, a travel insurance policy that covers kidnap and ransom can give travelers and their loved ones peace of mind.

Research the area where you’re visiting before you leave. If the area has a high crime rate, explore the area in a group or with a local guide. In general, larger cities in the northern parts of the country are more likely to have a higher risk of violence.

Necessary vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before your trip. Here are some common vaccination recommendations for Mexico.

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis B

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

If you're a citizen or permanent resident of Mexico, The United States, Canada, Japan, The United Kingdom or a country in the European Schengen Area, you do not need a visa to enter Mexico for 180 days or less. If you are a citizen of a few other countries, including much of Central and South America, you may also enter the country without a visa for a stay of fewer than 180 days.

If you're a citizen of a country from this list of countries that do need a visa to visit Mexico, you may still be eligible for a few other entrance options.

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