Planning a trip to Mexico?

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Mexico’s diverse and rich culture makes it a popular destination for tourists around the world. 

Why do I need travel insurance in Mexico?

Mexico is a popular destination for British visitors and most trips are incident-free, but you can never guarantee your holiday will go as planned. From lost luggage, delayed flights, and getting sick abroad, there are many eventualities that travel insurance protects against.

Although rare, Zika virus has been reported in Mexico and it’s advised that you have additional funds to pay for healthcare treatment you may need. It’s always best to check guidance from National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) before you travel.

This site will give you all the information you need on what vaccinations to get, whether there are any specific risks you need to be aware of, and whether you need to declare your prescription medication or not.

What does our travel insurance cover? 

Our travel insurance for Mexico covers: 

Entering Mexico

You don’t need a visa to enter Mexico from the UK and tourist destinations like Cancún or Mérida are generally considered safe. As with many countries, you’ll need to complete an immigration form when you arrive. It’s important to keep this safe throughout your trip as you’ll be asked for it at the end of your holiday.

Getting around Mexico

It’s best to avoid Mexico’s land border as this is one of the most high-risk areas. Getting around is fairly easy but it’s worth considering Mexico’s size. Buses are widely regarded as the best way to get from one place to another. There are normally two classes – first (primera) and second (segunda).

First-class buses often make for a more comfortable ride because of things like air-con and better seats but the main difference is that second-class buses will take much longer.


Cancún is renowned for its party lifestyle and if you’ve come to Mexico to dance, you certainly won’t be disappointed, but you’d be mistaken to think that’s all it has to offer. Dive into Mayan culture or sample local flavours from vendors throughout the city. 

Mexico City

The bustling Mexican capital is home to more than 21 million people and has had a serious face lift since its bi-centennial. Pyramids, Aztec canals and a plethora of cool, modern eateries adorn this completely captivating city.


Tulum feels like a hidden secret but there is so much to explore in this beautiful coastal town. First stop is the Mayan ruins that it’s renowned for, but there are also unforgettable restaurants and hotels to try out during your stay.


The Yucatán Peninsula is home to Cancún and many other tourist hotspots like Playa del Carmen, but its headline act is most certainly the ruins at Chichén Itzá. There are also rich rainforests and jungles amid the incredible Mayan history to explore. 

Riviera Nayarit

Between the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the Western Sierra Madre Mountains is Riviera Nayarit. Widely thought to be the next Mexican hotspot, get here before the crowds do and see the historic port of San Blas for yourself, or simply relax on any of its 200-mile stretch of beaches. 

Wherever makes it onto your itinerary for your trip to Mexico, make sure you have the right level of cover. Speak to our team at LV= to find the best travel insurance for you.

Whether you’re attracted to its delicious cuisine, its vibrant landscape and dramatic coastlines, or its intriguing Hispanic and indigenous history; a holiday to Mexico isn’t complete without travel insurance.

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