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Travel Insurance for Mexico

All set to discover the Cantinas and Cathedrals of Mexico? Be sure to get yourself covered with Travel Insurance Direct

Why should I consider travel insurance for Mexico?

Famous for tequila, Carlos Santana, ruins, marvellous architecture and beach resorts aplenty, it’s not hard to see why Mexico is the sixth most visited country in the world. However, with muggings, assaults and the ever-present threat of taco related mishaps there’s a lot that can go wrong. Lucky for you, Travel Insurance Direct offers cover for those Gringos and Gringas who have Mexico on their minds.

Travel safe in Mexico

As popular as this part of North America is, it’s always handy to have some tips in your back pocket to ensure you are able to traverse the country safely.

  • Dodge theft: keep valuables in a bum bag, don't leave anything worth stealing in your hotel and lock your room at night. 
  • Be wary of kidnapping and extortion: don't draw attention to your money or business affairs. Only use ATMs in public spaces and during the daytime.
  • Avoid protests and large public gatherings: violence is often the outcome and it’s against the law for foreigners to participate in political activity. 
  • Don’t travel at night outside major cities: Mexico has a high risk of violent crime, including murder, armed robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping. Don't travel at night outside major cities. Drug-related violence is widespread.
  • If you’re a smoker, think twice: smoking, including vaping, is banned in all public places in Mexico, including beaches, parks, hotels and restaurants. Importing electronic cigarettes and vaping devices are also illegal and could lead to you being fined or arrested.

For more advice in relation to travel to Mexico, keep your browser locked to Smartraveller for all the latest warnings. To find out more about the dangers and possible threats you could face on your travels, be sure to check TID’s Travel Alerts page. 

What can travel insurance cover me for in Mexico?

Here are some of the cover benefits available with your policy.

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Don't like medical bills?

Compensation for unforeseen medical expenses incurred whilst on an overseas holiday

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Unexpected cancellation?

Insurance if you have to cancel your trip due to unforeseeable events outside of your control (e.g. sudden illness).

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Airline cancelled flight?

If your flight is cancelled by the Airline for operational reasons we cover the reasonable cost of meals and accommodation.

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Taking luggage with you?

Cover if your luggage is stolen, permanently lost or accidentally damaged due to circumstances outside of your control.

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This is a brief summary of cover only and does not include the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions. Read the PDS before purchasing.

Choose a plan that suits your holiday.

Just like choosing the perfect destination for your next getaway, selecting a travel insurance plan to suit your needs may be just as important. We have four plans to choose from, each offering a different level of cover. Check out each of the plans below where you'll find loads of information about each one.

The Works

Our most popular and comprehensive plan, the Works offers broad cover for international trips including unlimited cover for costs such as medical expenses and cancellation as well as added benefits.

The Basics

Sticking to a shoestring budget? Our budget plan is designed for travellers who want coverage for all the important things, like hospital bills and stolen luggage, without breaking the bank.


Are you a frequent flyer? If you travel often for business, or have a few holidays coming up, our Annual Multi Trip plan could be for you. Made for globetrotters, your trips can be up to 35 days in duration and there is no limit to the number of trip you can take during a 12 month period.

This is a brief summary of cover only and does not include the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions. Read the PDS before purchasing.

Mexico travel insurance FAQs.

What do I do if I'm robbed during my trip to Mexico?

Robbery abroad can be a traumatic experience. If it should happen to you while you’re in Mexico, it’s imperative that along with contacting local authorities and obtaining a police report, you contact the Emergency Assistance team ASAP. 


What is emergency medical treatment in Mexico like?

Mexico has plenty of medical treatment facilities, and some are definitely better than others. In major cities and popular tourist destinations the medical treatment facilities are considered world class. If you find yourself in need of emergency medical assistance reach out to the 24/7 Emergency Assistance team as soon as possible, they can arrange for your medical treatment on the ground.

Need a hand to understand your policy?

TID’s Customer Service team is just a phone call away, ready and able to help you navigate your policy, what you may be covered for and any documentation you need along the way.

The above features and benefits are a summary of cover only. Cover is subject to the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions outlined in the Product Disclosure Statement.