Mexico / Essentials

A quick checklist for your Mexico holiday

Mexico holiday essentials including currency

Mexico Holiday Essentials

Time Clock

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.

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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.

Language Lang

Spanish is the official language of Mexico although most tourist hotels will have some English-speaking employees.

Flying time Plane

Direct flights from London to Cancun average around 10 hours. Indirect flights average from 13-15 hours.

Insurance Insure

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.

FCO advice Fco

Up to date guidance on travel to Mexico is provided by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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The British government website aimed at preparing travellers for safe and healthy travel abroad.

Mexican Embassy Embas

16 St George St, London W1S 1FD / Tel: 020 7499 8586

Vaccinations Medical

There are no compulsory vaccinations for travel to Mexico. Clients should consult their surgery or for up to date information.

Further Information Info

Clients who book with Beyond The Ordinary will receive further, more detailed information before they travel.

Visa Visa

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.

Financial Protection

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When making your travel arrangements, we understand just how important peace-of-mind is. Beyond The Ordinary hold both ATOL & ABTOT bonds so whether you book your flights through us, or independently, any money you pay us is 100% protected. More detailed information on Financial Protection can be found by clicking here.

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