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.
Post Office travel Insurance for up to 18 monthsPost Office cover for long stay trips up to 18 months!.
They were winners of the Best Travel Insurance Provider at the British Travel Awards for ten years in a row.
Example Quote* - £23.00
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Globelink Travel Insurance - Long term
Regular stay policy is best if you only take one holiday or are only travelling to one destination.
Take as many holidays as you wish and be covered all year long! 17 days Winter Sports Cover FREE if you take out the 45 days policy.
Aussies, Kiwis & Saffas Cover is for round trip journeys from your current country of residence in the UK, or EU and also for one way trips of up to 12 months duration
Example Quote* - £35.00
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Travel Supermarket Long Term Insurance - Up to 24 months
- Travelsupermarket covers many of the options for long stay insurance and will offer coverage for all ages.
- Their quote engine probably gives more results than any other comparison site
- They have a backpacker option too, which provides budget travel cover for people of all ages.
Example Quote* - £40.00
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Travel Time Insurance Long Stay
TravelTime specialises in offering great value Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip, Winter Sports and Backpacker travel insurance. Their policies offer cover for customers aged up to and including 75 years, so you can easily and quickly choose and tailor your policy to meet your individual needs.
Example Quote* - £55.99
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Medical Travel Insurance - Up to 12 months cover
Medical Travel Insurance is a very flexible insurance provider who search many partners for the cheapest long term travel insurance quote.
They have cover for over a 1000 different medical conditions, with competitive prices on each of the policys containing any of our listed conditions across all our cover type; single trip, annual multi trip etc
Example Quote* - £35.00
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Explorer Backpackers Insurance Long Term
- Up to £250 total valuables limit to replace your stolen or damaged items and cover your watches and sunglasses
- £5 million medical expenses cover, £5,000 holiday cancellation cover
Example Quote* - £37.49 (ES Single Trip Plus)
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AA Insurance for up to 6 months- The AA will cover you for trips up to six months and also annual multi trips.
- You actually get money off if you aren existing member of the AA
Example Quote* - £49.00
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Insure With Ease backpacker insuranceMedical expenses and repatriation - Unlimited (Platinum Cover)
Medical expenses and repatriation up to £10 million (Silver and Gold Cover)
24 hour worldwide emergency medical assistance
Up to 3 months single and 12 months backpacker (under 45)
Example Quote* - £26.14
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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.