Travel Insurance for Mexico

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Mexico is well-known for allowing tourists to explore the tropical beaches of Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and the enchanting Mayan Port City Ruins along with many more natural and man-made wonders. In Mexico, you can expect to visit a country teeming with culture in the forms of big cities, smaller towns, and more secluded areas, suitable for almost any tourist looking for a getaway.

For many people who visit Mexico, the adventure starts when they walk around the vibrant city or go on a day trip to one of the smaller towns, to truly be at one with the culture. The streets are home to beautiful murals to enjoy, and if you want to explore another side of Mexico, the country has some beautiful mountains that are open for hiking as well.

A trip to Mexico can be whatever you make it, with warm weather for most of the year and friendly locals to welcome you to the country, what more could you ask for? One of the most talked about aspects of Mexico is their cuisine, the vibrant street food markets offer the favourite classic dishes you’d expect, such as tacos and enchiladas, that are bursting with all the right flavours.

Mexico is a paradise to those that visit, this is highlighted by the beautiful and unusual marine life that grace the country’s shorelines. You may be lucky enough to see grey whales along the Baja coast if the conditions are right. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous with your tourist activities, you can even get up close and personal with the marine life and cage-dive into the ocean.

Mexico’s official language is Spanish. But, on your travels you will find that most of the locals speak English. However, in some of the smaller towns and cities, you may find that they don’t speak English well or at all, so try to learn some basic Spanish if you are planning on travelling to more rural areas of Mexico. Before you travel, be sure to change your currency to Mexican peso.

No matter what plans you have whilst visiting Mexico, it is important to take out travel insurance for Mexico to protect yourself against many unforeseen eventualities.

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While travel insurance isn’t a legal requirement, you should still view it as an essential part of your trip. Most visits to Mexico are trouble-free, however, travel insurance can help to protect you when the unexpected happens.

Currently in Mexico, there are some difficulties with crossing land-borders due to the large number of migrants moving throughout the country and beyond. It is advised to regularly check with local authorities or tour operators before attempting to cross borders into or out of Mexico.

Furthermore, there have been some issues in Mexico that are crime and security related. Whilst travelling around Mexico, be sure to remain vigilant and safe against possible criminal activities, such as robbery, assault, or vehicle hijacking. Please follow the advice of local authorities when you are abroad.

UK health authorities have also classified Mexico as having a potential risk transmitting the Zika virus. To learn more, please visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre Website.

For more information about travelling to Mexico, visit the GOV.UK website today.

Our Single Trip, Annual Trip, and Backpacker policies are designed to protect you when you take a trip to Mexico. Across our Single trip and Annual policies, we also offer three levels of cover: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Depending on the level of cover you choose, you’ll be protected against:
  • Cancelling or curtailing your trip
  • Emergency medical and associated expenses
  • Loss of passport*
  • Delayed personal possessions
  • Lost, stolen or damaged personal possessions*
  • Loss of personal money*
  • Personal accident cover
  • Missed departures
  • Delayed departures
  • Personal liability
  • Legal expenses
  • End-supplier failure**
  • *Not available with Bronze cover
  • **Only available with Gold cover
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
     
We also have a number of add-ons that you can purchase for your trip that will provide you with additional cover. For example, if you are visiting Mexico as a part of a cruise, then our Cruise Cover can help to protect you against cruise-specific risks like cabin confinement and itinerary changes. Or, if your trip to Mexico is set to include adventurous activities such as sports, abseiling tours, or cage diving, then we can provide further cover for  sports and leisure activities as well.
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It is not a legal requirement to take out travel insurance for your trip or holiday to Mexico. However, travel insurance would help protect you against unforeseen eventualities. Typically, in Mexico, medical costs are quite high and you could find yourself with a large bill if you don’t have travel insurance and you need to visit a doctor.

Further to the possibility of being subject to criminal activity, the transmission of the Zika virus, and the difficulties travelling between borders, Mexico can be subject to some turbulent and unexpected weather conditions. The types of weather can include the hurricane season (June-November), tropical storms, and more, which can easily affect travel plans if they occur. 

Yes, Mexico is covered in worldwide insurance. If you have an annual worldwide insurance policy, then you will be able to travel to Mexico using this policy. But if you fancy taking an excursion to one of the Caribbean islands, or even the USA, you’ll need to make sure you buy our Worldwide including USA, Canada and the Caribbean cover

However, you can also take out a single trip policy if you do not have an annual worldwide policy. There are plenty of options for travel insurance when planning your holiday to Mexico.

Depending on where you are travelling from, you may or may not need a visa to enter Mexico.

If you are a tourist travelling from the UK and you have a valid passport for travel, then you do not need a visa to enter the country. However, you will need to fill out an immigration form and have this with you when you enter and leave the country.

To find out more information on entry requirements and if a visa is required for your trip to Mexico, click here.

Backpacking is a great way to see a country from a different perspective. If you are aged 35 and under and plan on travelling to Mexico as a single trip or part of a bigger world adventure, our Backpacker Insurance could help protect you during the trip of a lifetime.

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In Mexico, there are plenty of opportunities to partake in adrenaline fuelled activities, hikes accross mountain ranges, and more. If you are planning to embark on an adventure in Mexico, this additional cover could help to protect you.
 
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This policy is designed for frequent travellers and can cover you and your family for a multitude of holidays. From romantic city breaks to fun-filled beach holidays, and more.
 
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If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you might be concerned about your upcoming trip to Mexico. Why not get a quote today to see if our additional cover is right for you.
 
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If you’re only planning on going away on holiday or for an extended trip once this year, then our Single Trip policy is perfect for you. It can help to protect you for up to 180 days at any one time.
 
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Worldwide Travel Insurance can cover you from the cities of America to the beaches of Thailand. If you’re travelling the world, our worldwide travel insurance can help protect you if things don’t go quite to plan.
 
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Travelling to Iceland in a group? Our group travel insurance provides cover for up to 12 travelling companions going on a trip together. This can cover groups of friends as well as family going on holiday together.
 
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