Heading to Mexico for a holiday?

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.

Merida, Mexico – A popular city to visit from Cancun

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.

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Travel Supermarket

Long Term Insurance Travelsupermarket covers many of the options for long stay insurance and will offer coverage for all ages.

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Explorer Backpackers 90 days Insurance

Up 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

Up to £250 total valuables limit to replace your stolen or damaged items and cover your watches and sunglasses

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JS Travel Insurance - up to 12 months

JS also have a Backpacker / Longstay Travel Insurance policy that allows for two trips back to the United Kingdom.

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Get Going Long Stay Travel Insurance

As 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 Insurance

AVIVA Long Stay Travel Insurance

Aviva who are formally known as Norwich Union will cover Single trip insurance covers a trip of up to 120 days.

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Post Office travel Insurance for up to 18 months

Post 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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Insure With Ease backpacker insurance

Medical expenses and repatriation - Unlimited (Platinum Cover)

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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

If you're traveling and want to travel longer, World Nomads lets you buy more cover to keep you on the road.

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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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Over 59s Saga

Saga Travel Insurance for older long stay cover

For weekend breaks to one year trips Cruise cover provided as standard

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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.

Night Safety
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.

Transport Crime
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.

Express Kidnapping
While not exclusive to Mexico, express kidnapping is a growing issue in Latin America.

Women’s Safety
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.

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