Mexico (United Mexican States)

Mexico Travel FAQs


Are vaccinations required before travelling?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Mexico are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Mexico?

For up to date information around safety and security in Mexico read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Mexico.

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Mexico is during the dry season between December and April, when there is virtually no rain. The coolest months are between December and February, although temperatures can still reach averages of 28°C during the dry season. The wet season begins in the south in May and lasts until October.

Do I need a visa to enter Mexico?

Citizens of the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and most EU countries do not need visas to enter Mexico as tourists for less than 180 days.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Mexico you can grab amazing Mexican Peso deals via Wise.com (GBP to MXN).

What wild animals live in Mexico?

Mexico is home to amazing mammal species and wide array of birds, Most of the animals are critically endangered species and the region is biodiversity hotspot. Amazing wildlife and animals of Mexico includes Fox Squirrel, Lowland paca, spider monkey,porcupine,Jackrabbit,Mexican spinytail iguana, Jaguar,Jaguarundi,peccary and Pronghorn.

What is the traditional food?

Mole sauce, which has dozens of varieties across the Republic, is seen as a symbol of Mexicanidad and is considered Mexico's national dish.

What Languages are spoken in Mexico?

Spanish is the official language in the country; other languages that are somewhat common are English and German. However, even though the Spanish language is the most widespread in Mexico, there are many other indigenous (native) languages spoken in the country to this day.

How much do you tip?

The currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso (At restaurants tipping between 10% and 15% is expected for good service. It's best to tip in cash, in the country's currency (peso). If the service is good, tip around 15%, or around 20% if the service is exceptional.).

Where can I find a local travel expert for Mexico?

Local Mexico travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Mexico Numbers?

  • Police: 911
  • Ambulance: 911
  • Fire: 911
  • UK Embassy: +52 55 1670 3200

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference?

    The GMT time difference is -6 hours

    Useful Electronics

    Electronics to buy before you go to Mexico

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Mexico?

    Travel Insurance

    Best Travel Insurance for Mexico?

    Learn the Lingo

    How can i learn Spanish?

    Learn some Spanish before your trip to Mexico


    Mexico Guidebook

    Best Mexico guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Mexico by buying a guidebook.