Don’t be too worried about the reputation of Mexico
Many people are put off going to Mexico due to the bad rap it gets in the news. It’s very bad in the States, but also Mexico has a hard time in the British press too. That said, Mexico still remains a very popular destination for British holidaymakers and offers great value for money.
Listed below are a number of UK travel insurance companies that will cover your in Mexico – please always read the small print before taking out any policy.
Explorer Backpackers 90 days InsuranceUp to £250 total valuables limit to replace your stolen or damaged items and cover your watches and sunglasses
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Alpha Long Stay Travel Insurance - up to 24 months
JS Travel Insurance - up to 12 months
Get Going Long Stay Travel InsuranceAs specialists in medical travel insurance, they understand the difficulties of finding the right medical travel insurance cover at the right price.
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AVIVA Long Stay Travel Insurance
Post Office travel Insurance for up to 18 monthsPost Office Money® is one of the leading travel insurance providers in the UK. they were winners of the Best Travel Insurance Provider at the British Travel Awards for ten years in a row.
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Travel Insurance for Medical Long Stay Cover
They specialise in providing travel insurance for people who have medical conditions but don't want to be held back by them. They offer full screening – either online or on the phone – for 1000s of conditions and can offer instant cover, wherever you are going.
Example Quote* - £33.00
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World Nomads Travel Insurance Long Stay
Good to Go Specialist cover
Goodtogoinsurance.com provides travel insurance cover to travellers of any age, with or without pre existing medical conditions. They can also cover your travelling companions on the same policy.
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Saga Travel Insurance for older long stay cover
Things to be aware of in Mexico as a traveller or holiday maker
Scams in Mexico
Fake taxis, fake cops, airport scams, watered down drinks, car rental damage scams and the good old foreign exchange switch.
Drugs and Drug Cartel Country
Unfortunately, Mexico does have a reputation for drug related crime including in popular tourist spots such as Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Tijuana, Acapulco and others.
From sunset to sunrise, whether you are at a bar, in a club or enjoying a night time festival; it’s important to look after yourself, your fellow travelers and your belongings. Drink spiking can occur which places you at risk of assault and theft.
Pickpockets, car-jackings and robberies have occurred in Mexico and the risk of these crimes while traveling increases at night, particuarly in known drug cartel country and border areas.
While not exclusive to Mexico, express kidnapping is a growing issue in Latin America.
While most locals are friendly, there are some who still uphold the machismo attitude towards women. Solo women travelers may experience harassment as a result.