Mexico travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Mexico with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Mexico.

Mexico travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Mexico with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Mexico - quick facts
Flight time 10.5 to 15 hours
Time difference UK -5 to -8 hours
Language(s) Spanish
Currency Mexican Peso
Electricity A + B plug (127V)
Driving side Right

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Mexico tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Mexico weather

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Mexico travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Mexico from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Mexico.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Mexico travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Mexico with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Mexico, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Mexico covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Mexico with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Mexico travel features

Do you want to learn more about Mexico? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Mexico.

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Mexico FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Mexico including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Mexico due to Covid-19?

Mexico is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Mexico.

Check out Government of Mexico for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Mexico?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Mexico. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Mexico from the UK?

The flight time to Mexico from the UK is typically 10.5 to 15 hours.

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What is the time difference between Mexico and the UK?

The time difference between Mexico and the UK is UK time-5 to UK time-8 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Mexico?

The main language spoken in Mexico is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Mexico?

The currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).

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Which plugs are used in Mexico?

Mexico uses electrical plug type A + B (127 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Mexico?

They drive on the right side of the road in Mexico.

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