Mexico international travel advice

Landscape view of Mexico

Mexico 🇲🇽

Mexico is part of Americas with main city at Mexico City. Its Developing country with a population of 122M people. The main currency is Mexican Peso. The languages spoken are Spanish. the United Mexican States is the formal name of Mexico It is adviced to Exercise a high degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~15.47 °C   🌧 ~19.73 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 122M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Mexico to include new information on law enforcement activity in Culiacan and customs requirements. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Mexico.

issued date: November 1, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Mexico uses 127V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish


💱 Currencies Used

Mexico uses the Mexican peso (symbol: $), code MXN.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 pesos and 50, 20, 10 and 5 centavos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines (local name: cajero automático or caja permanente) are common in Mexico. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Mexico since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Mexico is on average 5.9 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Mexico is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 356.71 MXN, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: AT&T, Movistar or Telcel. Mexico uses GSM mobile networks GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Mexico upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Mexico, dial +, then 52 (the country code for Mexico), then the area code (without the initial 01) and the local number. For local calls within Mexico, start with the area code (with the initial 01). In the case above area code is 222 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Mexico you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 30-70 km/h (18-43 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency







Fire department


Last updated: January 27, 2020