Mexico

Mexico
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About

Travelling is a great way to meet people and experience new cultures. Caution is advised, however, since travellers may be exposed to poor sanitary conditions and diseases that are uncommon in Canada.

Several measures can be taken to reduce the risk of contracting an infection. This document provides travellers with precautions that should be taken, by destination, to stay safe and healthy while travelling.

Region
North America
Population
126,000,000
Capital
Mexico City
Languages
Spanish, local languages
Currency
Peso (MXN)
If you need any help while travelling, contact:
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Mexico City
Embassy of Canada

Address
Calle Schiller No. 529, Colonia Polanco, 11580 México, D.F., México
Tel.
+52 55-5724-7900
Fax
+52 55-5724-7943

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Acapulco
Consular Agency of Canada

Address
Pasaje Diana, Avenida Costera Miguel Alemán 121, L-16, Fracc. Magallanes, 39670 Acapulco, Guerrero, México
Tel.
+52 55-5724-9794
Fax
+52 744-484-1306

Detail
Cabo San Lucas
Consular Agency of Canada

Address
Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 0.5, Local 82, Col. El Tezal, 23454 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, México
Tel.
+52 55-5724-9797
Fax
+52 624-142-4262

Detail
Cancún
Consular Agency of Canada

Address
Centro Empresarial, Oficina E7, Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 12, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo, México
Tel.
+52 55-5724-9795
Fax
+52 998-883-3232

Detail
Guadalajara
Consulate of Canada

Address
World Trade Center, Av. Mariano Otero 1249, Torre Pacifico Piso 8, Col. Rinconada del Bosque, 44530 Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Tel.
+52 33-1818-4200
Fax
+52 33-1818-4210

Detail
Mazatlán
Consular Agency of Canada

Address
Centro Comercial La Marina Business and Life, Blvd. Marina Mazatlán 2302, Office 41, Col. Marina Mazatlán, 82103 Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Tel.
+52 55-5724-9798
Fax
+52 669-914-6655

Detail
Monterrey
Consulate General of Canada

Address
Torre Gomez Morin 955, Ave. Gomez Morin No. 955, Suite 404, Col. Montebello, 66279 San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Léon, México
Tel.
+52 81-2088-3200/3201
Fax
+52 81-2088-3230

Detail
Playa Del Carmen
Consular Agency of Canada

Address
Plaza Paraíso Caribe, Modulo C, Planta 2, Oficina C21 - 24, Av. 10 Sur entre Calle 3 y 5 Sur, M-35, Lote 1, Colonia Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, México
Tel.
+52 55-5724-9796
Fax
+52 984-803-2665

Detail
Puerto Vallarta
Consular Agency of Canada

Address
Plaza Peninsula, Local Sub F, Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio 2485, Zona Hotelera Norte, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México
Tel.
+52 55-5724-9799

Detail
Tijuana
Consulate of Canada

Address
Germán Gedovius No.10411-101, Condominio del Parque, Zona Río, 22320 Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México
Tel.
664-684-0301

Good to know

In case of an emergency, dial 911.
The Green Angels (Angeles Verdes), a highway patrol service, provides free assistance on all major toll highways from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In case of an emergency, dial 078 or 800 006 8839 (toll free in Mexico).

Before your stay

Immunizations and screenings

Below is a list of immunizations (vaccines) and screenings recommended or required by local health authorities for Canadians travelling to this destination. Note that these are general recommendations. For a personalized protection program adapted to your travelling and health needs, visit a Travel Health Clinic. If you need several vaccines, plan ahead and give yourself several weeks to complete the immunization schedule.

Immunizations recommended

General vaccination and immunization

Vaccines, including diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis and measles are part of Canada's routine immunization schedule. Check to make sure that you have been vaccinated and that you have received the required booster doses. Special recommendations may apply to poliomyelitis, refer to the specialized agencies.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for most travellers.

Malaria

Malaria is present in certain regions of the country. Consequently, prophylaxis is recommended in these regions. Drugs of choice are: atovaquone proguanil, chloroquine, doxycycline, mefloquine, and primaquine. Also, mosquito protection may lower the risk of contracting mosquito-borne infections such as malaria.

Typhoid fever

Most travellers should consider vaccination. Transmission occurs via the fecal-oral route, especially through the ingestion of contaminated food or water.

COVID-19

When planning a trip, it is recommended that you consult official notices from the Canadian government and your travel destination. You may need to comply with entry requirements at your destination and upon your return to Canada. In addition, complete vaccination is recommended for most travellers. A vaccination certificate may be required.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination is recommended for most travellers.

Rabies

Vaccination is recommended for certain groups of travellers only. This includes people who will work there as veterinarians, wildlife workers or spelunkers, as well as adventure travellers. Vaccination is also recommended for children in special circumstances.

During your stay

Other diseases

Once there, stay alert as you could be exposed to other diseases for which no vaccines or preventive treatments are available.

Dengue

Dengue fever may be present in this country. To avoid infection, mosquito protection is recommended.

Zika Virus

Mosquito protection is essential throughout the country. Women who are pregnant and couples trying to conceive should take appropriate measures while travelling, and for several months after their return.

Healthy Travelling

It is recommended that travellers purchase a travel insurance policy that includes a 24-hour emergency assistance service to help them access care and coordinate payment. Be sure to have your insurance company’s phone number with you at all times.

It is also recommended that you sign up for the “Registration of Canadians Abroad” service. This is a free service that allows the Government of Canada to notify you in case of an emergency abroad or at home. The service also enables you to receive important information before or during a natural disaster or civil unrest. For more information, visit the Government of Canada website at: travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration.

The Canadian Government has several offices abroad that can provide you with various services when faced with a medical emergency, including:

  • Providing you with names of doctors and health care facilities.
  • Visiting you in the hospital and providing translation/interpretation services.
  • Arranging for a medical evacuation if you require treatment that is not available in the area (note: costs for this service will not be covered by the government but are usually covered by your travel insurance).

Make sure that your passport is valid for the entire duration of your stay. Several countries also require travelers’ passports to be valid up to six months beyond the expected return date.



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