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Mexico

Government : Federal Republic

Capital : Mexico City

Area : 1 972 550 km²

Population : 107,4 million

Official languages : Spanish

Currency : Peso

Vaccines and health

Mandatory vaccination

No mandatory vaccination for travellers, but the yellow fever vaccination certificate is compulsory for travellers coming from an area infested by the yellow fever virus.

Recommended vaccinations

For adults, don't forget your vaccinations: Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Meningitis A & C and for those people at risk: Tuberculosis, Rabies.

For children, don't forget the vaccinations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles, German Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis A & B, (1, long stay), Typhoid (1, long stay for those over 5 years old). Meningitis A & C (1, long stay for those over 18 months).

Local diseases

In Mexico, you must be warned about AIDS, Amebiasis, Ascaris, Hepatitis A & B, Chagas Disease (1, trypanosomiasis), Dengue, Leishmaniasis, Malaria, Poisonous Fish, Snakes, Scorpions, Spiders, Polio, Meningitis, Rabies, Sexually transmitted diseases, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Typhoid, Yellow Fever.

When to go ?

The best time to visit Mexico is before the rainy season, between the month of September and the month of March.

Visas and diplomacy

For all information, please contact your embassy or the Mexican consulate.

Food and drinks

Careful with hygienic problems in markets, restaurants and shops. Avoid tap water drinkable. Better to consume local bottled water : Garci, Crespo, Tehuacan, Penafiel Electropura, ...

Best places to go

The Frida Kahlo Museum (1, Museo Frida Kahlo) and the Templo Mayor, ruins of an Aztecs temple in Mexico City, the Yelapa in Puerto Vallarta,  El Rey Ruins (1, Las Ruinas del Rey) in  Cancun, the Pie de la Cuesta in Acapulco, a quiet village just between the ocean and a lagoon, la Baja California and the peninsula of Yucatan, where are situated the ruins of Chichén Itzá, Tulum and Uxmal.

Health insurance in Mexico

In this part, we are going to list the articles that deals with health insurance, expat insurance or travel insurance : 

- Is it necessary to take an insurance when traveling to Mexico ? 

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