Mexico / Essentials
A quick checklist for your Mexico holiday
Mexico Holiday Essentials
Bit complicated. The state of Quintana Roo (which runs down the entire east coast) is 5 hours behind GMT while the states of Yucatan & Campeche (west coast and most of the centre) are both 6 hours behind GMT! Throughout Mexico, Daylight Saving Time commences on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October.
The Mexican unit of currency is known as the Peso which is further divided into 100 centavos. It is best to buy or withdraw currency locally.
Spanish is the official language of Mexico although most tourist hotels will have some English-speaking employees.
Direct flights from London to Cancun average around 10 hours. Indirect flights average from 13-15 hours.
It is a condition of booking that clients have travel insurance. Beyond The Ordinary do not arrange travel insurance, nor are we able to offer advice.
Up to date guidance on travel to Mexico is provided by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
The British government website aimed at preparing travellers for safe and healthy travel abroad.
16 St George St, London W1S 1FD / Tel: 020 7499 8586
There are no compulsory vaccinations for travel to Mexico. Clients should consult their surgery or https://www.masta-travel-health.com/ for up to date information.
Clients who book with Beyond The Ordinary will receive further, more detailed information before they travel.
UK citizens do not require a visa to visit Mexico for stays of up to 180 days. Please note that passports must be valid for 6 months after the date of return to the UK. Non-UK citizens should check entry requirements with their nearest Mexican embassy or consulate. UK citizens flying to Mexico via the USA will, as a minimum, require an ESTA.
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