Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; and to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea.
To this day, there are no entry restrictions in Mexico and no obligation to carry a COVID test or to do quarantine. However, it is mandatory to register on the Mexico Vuela Seguro Platform before boarding and to show the QR code at the arrival airport.
Best Time to Visit Mexico
Similar to other places around the world, when to visit Mexico depends on what type of activities you’re interested in doing. The country is made up of 5,800 miles of beaches on both the east and west sides while the interior is made up of dense jungle, desert, mountain ranges, and cenotes!
If you plan on visiting the beach, travel after hurricane season between November to April. It’s the dry season so you’ll have plenty of sunshine, lower humidity, and great beach weather.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Language: The official language of Mexico is Spanish, which is spoken by 90 percent of the people. Indian languages of the Aztecs, Mayans, and other tribes are still spoken throughout the country.
Currency: The currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso.
Credit Cards and ATMs: Major hotels and restaurants accept credit cards but most small businesses and shops only accept cash.
Plugs: The plugs in Mexico are types A and B. The standard voltage is between 127V supply voltage and the frequency is 60Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter and using a converter for hairdryers and hot tools.
Safety: Mexico has a bad reputation for being unsafe due to the high risk of violent crimes, such as murder, armed robbery, sexual assault, and kidnapping. I recommend not traveling alone at night outside major cities. Kidnapping and extortion are serious risks. Don’t draw attention to your money and invest in an anti-pickpocketing bag.