Mexico Travel Information

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Mexico Travel Information

Mexico City

Federal Republic with universal suffrage.


The country is largely Roman Catholic.


The Mexican Peso is available in both coin and note form, with a Peso subdivided into 100 centavos. Coin denominations are available as 10 centavos, 20 centavos, 50 centavos, $1, $2, $5 and $10. Note denominations of $20, $50, $100, $200, $500 and $1000.

Traffic drives on the right hand side and if you plan to drive around Mexico you must have Mexican Car Insurance as no other insurance is valid.

World Time Zone
In Mexico City UTC -6

Emergency Telephone Numbers

International Code
Calling Code is +52

Travel Visa and Passport Information
A valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it is required with most tourists not requiring a Visa on entry but will need to obtain a tourist card which is available after completing the immigration form upon arrival. You will however be required to obtain a visa if you intend to work in Mexico and check visa and entry requirements if you plan to travel to Mexico via the United States of America.

International Airport
Mexico City (MEX), Mexicali (MXL) and Cancun (CUN) are where most International flights travel to directly.

National Dish
Mole Poblano

National Drink

National Dance
Jarabe Tapatio