Mexico with a population of over 100 million, is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the thirteenth largest independent nation in the world. Mexico with its high mountains, deep canyons, sweeping deserts in the north, lush forests in the south and east, attractive beaches and coral reefs attracts hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. It offers attractions like camping, diving, extreme sports, water sports, theme parks, shopping, a lot of historic sights, nightlife... Added to tourism, US citizens also visit Mexico to visit family and for business.
US insurance for travel to Mexico
American citizens are encouraged to register their personal and travel information at Smart Travelers Enrollment Program (STEP) while they are visiting abroad.
The need for registration is to share traveler's contact details so that the embassy can contact them in case of an emergency. US citizens can spare a few minutes online enrolling for STEP and buying insurance coverage before traveling abroad.
Need for insurance
US domestic insurance plans usually do not cover the insured outside the US national boundary and it is recommended that US citizens travelling to Mexico purchase insurance to be secure in case of a medical emergency. Travelers can shop for insurance using our compare form.
The insurance coverage will assist US citizens while paying medical bills in case of a medical emergency. Some medical benefits are coverage for hospitalization expenses, emergency medical evacuation, repatriation of remains, accidental death and dismemberment... However, it should be noted that most insurance plans do not cover the insured for pre existing medical condition.
Entry and Exit requirements in Mexico
US citizens visiting this place must be aware that any medicine classified as a controlled medicine including antibiotics can not be purchased in Mexico without the prescription of a Mexican physician.
Purchasing a controlled medicine without the prescription of Mexican federal registered physician is a serious crime for both the buyer and the seller. The prescription given to American citizens by a physician in the USA will be invalid in Mexico.