Useful data to travel to Mexico
- Immigration requirements: Valid Passport and Immigration Form (the one provided in the aircraft or entrance point). In some occasions, the return travel ticket can be required.
- Nationals from some countries may require a visa. The official list can be viewed here (link) http://www.sectur.gob.mx/guia-de- viaje/visa
- Currency and payment modes: The official currency is the Mexican peso that can be obtained in exchange offices, some banks and ATMs. All international credit cards are well received in most of the urban businesses.
- Taxes and tips: It is advisable to verify if consumable goods or services include VAT at the shown price. There is the possibility to request a tax reimbursement to the program in question. Regarding tips, it is customary for waiters, valets, gas station workers, bellboys and any service provider; it tends to be 10% of the total service cost (check if it is not included in the total value).
- Electronic devices: The electric current is 110 volts at 60 Hz. Plugs are two-pinned. In case that your device requires any other conditions, it is advisable to purchase an adapter or take one with you.
- Mobile phone service: The main operators in Mexico have roaming agreements with the top transnational telephone companies. By turning the phone on when arriving to the country, it will be automatically connected to one of them. If you do not want to pay for this service, its disconnection is advisable. Some prepaid services can be purchased at a moderate price.
- Safety: The most touristic cities and zones, except Acapulco, do not have safety issues beyond taking common sense precautions. In the state of Guerrero, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends to take full precautions when visiting mountain areas. On the other hand, it is advisable to be careful when taking taxis by boarding them at the hotel or commercial premises after checking if they are recognised by their companies.