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Travel Mexico

Travel Mexico
Teotihuacan, with its impressive Pyramids of the Sun, Moon and Quetzacoatl are a site to behold. Next visitors will typically continue on towards the beautiful Basilica de Guadeloupe, The National Palace, Historical City Centre and Chapultepec Park. Why not journey to Cuernavaca, the “ City of the Eternal Spring ” for a glimpse of the colonial city centre with its sober cathedral and fortress like Palacio de Cortes. Continue through to the fertile Morelos valley in to the Sierra Madre Occidental where, hidden away, is Taxco, the famous silver city and pearl of Colonial Mexican Art.

Merida
No cultural or historical travel to Mexico would be complete with out a tour of Merida. The pyramids of Uxmal, site of perhaps the finest of all Mayan cities will astound you with its beauty and history. The ancient city of Chichen Itza, dates back to 514 AD, and is the most well known of all Mayan archaeological sites.

Travel to Cancun in Mexico
For the best of both worlds, Cancun Mexico is a modern, purpose built resort with top class tourist facilities and a vibrant atmosphere drawing from strong American influences. Cancun is ideally located to explore the ancient ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza and it has 12 miles of glorious white sandy beaches for the whole family to enjoy.

Food & Drink
In your plans are for a good time while on your vacation to Mexico, your eating and drinking habits will often change radically from what you're used to back home. In addition the climate and altitude changes can throw your system off considerably. To ensure you enjoy your Mexican vacation to its fullest, consider the following: Be sure to drink lots of fluids, especially the day before arriving. Give your body a chance to acclimatize. Drink only distilled or bottled water. When buying fresh fruits and vegetables, always wash them with distilled or bottled water before eating. Peel them if possible.

Let's Be Prepared for our Travel to Mexico

  • Passport/Birth Certificate & Driver's License
  • Routine Immunizations
  • Necessary prescription medications
  • A small first aid kit
  • Traveler's Checks & ATM cards
  • Auto, Travel Accident & Medical Insurance
  • Casual Dress Clothes for Nightlife and Fine Dining
  • Suntan Lotion, Sunglasses & Hat
  • English/Spanish dictionary

Medical
Before you travel to Mexico, be sure you and your children are up to date on all routine immunizations according to schedules approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP). See your doctor at least 4–6 weeks before your trip to allow time for shots to take effect. If it is less than 4 weeks before you leave, you should still see your doctor. It might not be too late to get your shots or medications as well as other information about how to protect yourself from illness and injury while traveling Mexico. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a global rundown of disease and immunization advice and other health guidance, including health risks in Mexico. The CDC maintains the international travelers hotline at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747), an automated fax-back service at 1-888-CDC-FAXX (1-888-232-3299) and a home page on the Internet at http://www.cdc.gov.

 

Injuries and Accidents

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury among travelers in Mexico. Protect yourself from motor vehicle injuries. Avoid drinking and driving; wear your safety belt and place children in age-appropriate restraints in the back seat. Follow the local Mexican customs and laws regarding pedestrian safety and vehicle speed. Strictly obey the rules of the road and use helmets on bikes, motorcycles and motor bikes. Avoid boarding an overloaded bus or mini-bus. Where possible, hire a local driver. Never, under any case enter Mexico without a properly authorized Mexican Automobile Insurance Policy.

What If I Become Ill?

If an American citizen becomes seriously ill or injured in Mexico, an U. S. consular officer can assist in locating appropriate medical services and informing family or friends. If necessary, a consular officer can also assist in the transfer of funds from the United States.

A traveler going to Mexico with any preexisting medical problems should carry a letter from their attending physician, describing their medical condition and any required prescribed medications, including the generic name of those prescribed drugs. Any medications being carried outside the US should be left in their original containers and clearly labeled. Travelers should check with the Mexican Embassy to make sure that any of your required medications are not considered to be illegal narcotics.

Regarding medical services in Mexico, payment of hospital/clinic and other expenses is the responsibility of the traveler. Before going abroad, learn hat medical services your US Domestic health insurance policy will cover in Mexico. If your health insurance policy provides coverage outside the United States, REMEMBER to carry both your insurance policy identification cards as proof of such insurance and a claim form. You will also find most medical providers in Mexico will require payment for their services immediately, sometimes in cash. Although US Domestic health insurance companies will pay " reasonable and customary " hospital charges abroad, very few will pay for your healthcare services immediately to your foreign provider.

Without argument the most critical piece of missing coverage in many US Domestic healthcare plans is MEDICAL EVACUATION. In nearly every case, only a qualified International Travel Accident and Health Insurance plan can provide this type of unique coverage. And with evacuation by air ambulance at a cost of $20,000 plus, medical evacuation coverage is critical to you and your family’s health and ability to immediately access specialized domestic services.

I’m Over 65 - Medicare Covers Me Right?

THE U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY MEDICARE PROGRAM DOES NOT PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR HOSPITAL OR MEDICAL COSTS OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.

Senior citizens should certainly review their policy for information about foreign healthcare coverage that may be contained in their Medicare Supplement Plan. If you’re not sure, purchase an International Travel Accident and Health Insurance plan for you and your partner’s peace of mind.

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I Need Help – Whom Do I Contact?

Citizens Consular Services - General Information
Citizens Consular Services
Embassy of the United States of America
Paseo de la Reforma 305
Colonia Cuauhtemoc
06500 Mexico, D.F.

Telephones:

From Mexico:
Tel: (01-55) 5080-2000
Fax: (01-55) 5525-5040

From the U.S.:
Tel: 011-52-55-5080-2000
Fax: 011-52-55-5525-5040

For after-hour emergencies, please call the same number and ask the switchboard operator to connect you to the duty officer.

E-mail address: ccs@usembassy.net.mx

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