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Last verified: Tuesday, 24. November 2020 at 08:35 AM

Mexico Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Mexico

Local Situation: 3.9 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Mexico. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

Mexico shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Mexico), the Advisory Index is 3.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Guatemala (3.7), Belize with 3.5 and United States with 3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Mexico

There are currently 1,049,358 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Mexico. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 101,926 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Mexico.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Mexico

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Mexico.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Mexico from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.9 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Brottsligheten är utbredd och ofta våldsam.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MX

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Mexico due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/mexico-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/mexico

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Mexico som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i Mexico City har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Mexico. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i Mexico via den danske ambassade i Mexico City, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedierne. ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/mexico/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Mexico has declared a 'new normal' due to COVID-19. Businesses and activities will recommence based on a traffic light system, depending on local conditions. COVID-19 is still a serious health risk in Mexico. Expect widespread closures of businesses and movement restrictions to continue. Measures will vary by state. If you're staying in Mexico, ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/mexico

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Mexiko.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/mexiko/

Individual rating changes for Mexico

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Mexico. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 9th 2020

The total rating for Mexico changed from 4.0 to 3.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for Mexico to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Mexico changed from 3.6 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Mexico to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from April 30th 2020

The total rating for Mexico changed from 3.4 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 5.0.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Mexico changed from 3.1 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Mexico to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Mexico changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Mexico to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Mexico changed from 2.9 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Mexico to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Mexico changed from 2.7 to 2.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Mexico changed from 2.5 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Mexico to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 26th 2019

The total rating for Mexico changed from 0.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Mexico changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 3.0.

About Mexico

Mexico with its capital Mexico City is a country in North America (Central America), slightly less than three times the size of Texas (1,972,550 km²). The country is located Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States. The climate can be described as varies from tropical to desert. The landscape is high, rugged mountains; low coastal plains; high plateaus; desert. With a population of about 109.96 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Mexico City
Population about 109.96 million
Size 1.972.550 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than three times the size of Texas
Common languages Spanish
Currency Peso (short: MXN)
Common voltage (electricity) 127V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1900
International phone prefix +52
Internet Top Level Domain .mx
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MX
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MEX
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 484

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Mexico is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • deteriorating agricultural lands
  • inaccessible and poor quality in center and extreme southeast
  • land subsidence in Valley of Mexico caused by groundwater depletion note: the government considers the lack of clean water and deforestation national security issues
  • natural freshwater resources scarce and polluted in north
  • raw sewage and industrial effluents polluting rivers in urban areas
  • rural to urban migration
  • scarcity of hazardous waste disposal facilities
  • serious air and water pollution in the national capital and urban centers along US-Mexico border
  • widespread erosion

Natural hazzards

  • tsunamis along the Pacific coast, volcanoes and destructive earthquakes in the center and south, and hurricanes on the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean coasts
  • volcanic activity in the central-southern part of the country; the volcanoes in Baja California are mostly dormant; Colima (3,850 m), which erupted in 2010, is Mexico's most active volcano and is responsible for causing periodic evacuations of nearby vill

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Mexico. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. clothing
  4. consumer durables
  5. food
  6. iron
  7. mining
  8. motor vehicles
  9. petroleum
  10. steel

Agriculture products

  1. beans
  2. beef
  3. coffee
  4. corn
  5. cotton
  6. dairy products
  7. fruit
  8. poultry
  9. rice
  10. soybeans

Mexican Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Mexico.

Export products

  1. coffee
  2. cotton
  3. fruits
  4. manufactured goods
  5. oil
  6. oil products
  7. silver
  8. vegetables

Import products

  1. agricultural machinery
  2. aircraft
  3. aircraft parts
  4. automobile parts for assembly
  5. electrical equipment
  6. metalworking machines
  7. repair
  8. steel mill products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Mexico?

Mexico is currently rated at 3,9 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 8 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Mexico.

Is it safe to travel Mexico in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,9) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Mexico. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Mexico?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 8 individual sources for Mexico.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Mexico?

There are currently 1,049,358 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Mexico. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 101,926 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Mexico.

What is the size of Mexico?

Mexico has a size of 1,972,550 km² or 761,606 mi² which is slightly less than three times the size of Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.