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Mexico Country Guide

  1. CountryFacts
  2. Health
  3. Media
  1. Intro
  2. Geography
  3. People
  4. Travel
  5. Embassies & Visas
  6. Finance
  7. Cities/Regions

Quick Facts

Region: North & Central America & the Caribbean
Full Name: United Mexican States
Capital City: Mexico (Distrito Federal)
Language Spoken: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages

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Geographic data

23 00 N, 102 00 W

Elevation Extremes

lowest point: Laguna Salada -10 m highest point: Volcan Pico de Orizaba 5,700 m

Land boundaries

total: 4,353 km border countries: Belize 250 km, Guatemala 962 km, US 3,141 km

Natural hazards

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

Natural resources

petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber

Land use

arable land: 12.66% permanent crops: 1.28% other: 86.06% (2005)

Environmental current issues

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

Climate

Climate varies according to altitude. Coastal areas and lowlands (tierra caliente) are hot and steamy with high humidity, while the central plateau is temperate even in winter. The climate of the inland highlands is mostly mild, but sharp changes in temperature occur between day and night. The cold lands (tierra fría) lie above 2000m (6600ft). Rainfall varies greatly from region to region. Only the Sierra Madre Oriental, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the state of Chiapas in the far south receive any appreciable amount of rain during the year, with the wet season running between June and September. All other areas have rainless seasons, while the northern and central areas of the central plateau are dry and arid. There is some snow in the north in winter. The dry season runs from October to May.

Time difference

time difference: UTC-6 daylight saving time: +1hr, begins first Sunday in April; ends last Sunday in October note: Mexico is divided into four time zones

Population

107,449,525 (July 2006 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 30.6% (male 16,770,957/female 16,086,172) 15-64 years: 63.6% (male 33,071,809/female 35,316,281) 65 years and over: 5.8% (male 2,814,707/female 3,389,599) (2006 est.)

Median age

total: 25.3 years male: 24.3 years female: 26.2 years (2006 est.)

Population growth rate

1.16% (2006 est.)

Birth rate

20.69 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Death rate

4.74 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Net migration rate

-4.32 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 75.41 years male: 72.63 years female: 78.33 years (2006 est.)

Total fertility rate

2.42 children born/woman (2006 est.)

Business Practices

Business wear is usually formal for meetings with suit and tie expected. English is widely spoken in business circles although it is preferable for the visitor to be able to speak Spanish. Letters written in Spanish should be replied to in Spanish. Business cards are used extensively. Come with a large supply! Mexicans make extensive use of professional titles (doctor, profesor, licenciado, ingeniero). It is courteous to address them by their titles. There is respect for older and more senior members of a group. It is customary to shake hands with all upon arrival and departure. Many business transactions are conducted over a meal, including alcoholic beverages. It is polite to accept a drink with your host. The "no smoking" culture is not common in Mexico. Business meetings in Mexico will often take longer than they would in the States. Etiquette includes small talk before getting into business. Participation in social activities is very important to succeed in the Mexican business world. Yes does not always mean yes in Mexico as social etiquette makes it difficult to say no. Do not be overly aggressive while negotiating. It is considered rude. In conversation, Mexicans emphasize tactful and indirect phrasing. The concept of time is flexible in Mexico. Guests to social events (except in the case of cities in the North) can arrive an hour late, however punctuality is observed for most government appointments and social functions. Patience is the key to doing business in Mexico. Although the presence of businesswomen is increasing, business in Mexico is male oriented. It is customary to send a small gift or greeting card at Christmas to key business contacts. . Office hours vary considerably but are generally usually 0900-1400 and 1500-1800 Monday to Friday.

Crime

Crime in Mexico continues at high levels, and it is often violent, especially in Mexico City, Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, and the state of Sinaloa. Other metropolitan areas have lower, but still serious, levels of crime. Crime related to drug cartels are rising concerns, particularly in northern Mexico. Low apprehension and conviction rates of criminals contribute to the high crime rate. The most common crime affecting visitors is the theft of passports, credit cards and personal documents. Among the estimated 250,000 British visitors annually, about 140 report stolen passports. Be particularly alert in tourist areas (especially on public transport and when dealing with real or purported policemen) Exercise caution when withdrawing money from cashpoints or exchanging money at Bureaux de Change. If an ATM must be used, it should be accessed only during the business day at large protected facilities (preferably inside commercial establishments, rather than at glass-enclosed, highly visible ATMs on streets). Travelers and local residents are sometimes accosted on the street and forced to withdraw money from their accounts using their ATM cards. Kidnapping, including the kidnapping of non-Mexicans, continues at alarming rates. So-called "express" kidnappings, an attempt to get quick cash in exchange for the release of an individual, have occurred in almost all the large cities in Mexico and appear to target not only the wealthy, but also middle-class people. Always leave valuables and irreplaceable items in a safe place, or do not bring them. Make use of hotel safes when available, avoid wearing obviously expensive jewelry or designer clothing, and carry only the cash or credit cards that will be needed on each outing. Be aware of surroundings at all times, even when in areas generally considered safe. Women traveling alone are especially vulnerable and should exercise caution, particularly at night. Victims, who are almost always unaccompanied, have been raped, robbed of personal property, or abducted and then held while their credit cards were used at various businesses and Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs). Armed street crime is a serious problem in all of the major cities. Some bars and nightclubs, especially in resort cities such as Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Acapulco, can be havens for drug dealers and petty criminals. Some establishments may contaminate or drug drinks to gain control over the patron. A number of US citizens have been arrested for passing on counterfeit currency they had earlier received in change. If you receive what you believe to be a counterfeit bank note, bring it to the attention of Mexican law enforcement. Criminal assaults occur on highways throughout Mexico; travelers should exercise extreme caution at all times, avoid traveling at night, and may wish to use toll (?cuota?) roads rather than the less secure ?free? (?libre?) roads whenever possible. In addition, U.S. citizens should not hitchhike with, or accept rides from or offer rides to, strangers anywhere in Mexico. Tourists should not hike alone in backcountry areas, nor walk alone on lightly-frequented beaches, ruins or trails. All bus travel should be during daylight hours and on first-class conveyances. Although there have been several reports of bus hijackings and robberies on toll roads, buses on toll roads have a markedly lower rate of incidents than buses (second and third class) that travel the less secure "free" highways. The Embassy advises caution when traveling by bus from Acapulco toward Ixtapa or Huatulco. Although the police have made some progress in bringing this problem under control, armed robberies of entire busloads of passengers still occur. In some instances, travelers have become victims of harassment, mistreatment and extortion by Mexican law enforcement and other officials. Mexican authorities have cooperated in investigating such cases, but one must have the officer's name, badge number, and patrol car number to pursue a complaint effectively. Note this information if you ever have a problem with police or other officials. Be wary of persons representing themselves as police officers or other officials. When in doubt, ask for identification. Extortionists sometimes call prospective victims on the telephone, often posing as police officers, and demand payments in return for the release of an arrested family member, or to forestall a kidnapping. Prison inmates using smuggled cellular phones often place these calls. Persons receiving such calls should be extremely skeptical since most such demands or threats are baseless; contact your embassy or consulate for assistance.

Hotels

The enormous growth of tourism in Mexico is reflected in the wide range of hotels from the modern, elegant and expensive to the clean and modest. Five-star hotels, however, offer the best security and in central Mexico City, these include the Presidente Inter-Continental, the Camino Real, the Fiesta Americana, the Four Seasons, the Westin Galleria, the Maria Isabel Sheraton and the Nikko. Outside the city, the best choices include the Hotel Royal, the Raddison or the Raddison Plaza. In the Guadelajara, the Camino Real and the Fiesta Americana are good choices.

Communications

Telephone IDD service is available and the country code is 52. The outgoing international code is 98. Long-distance calls are very expensive due to heavy tax levies on international calls. Major hotels have fax facilities and international telex facilities are available at a number of hotels in Mexico City and in Acapulco, Chihuahua, Guadalajara, M?rida, Monterrey, Puebla, Tampico and Veracruz.

Electricity

is 110 volts AC, 60Hz. US-style 2-pin (flat) plugs are usual. Electricity 110 volts AC, 60Hz. US two-pin (flat) plugs are usual.

Plug Types

A

Food And Dining

Self-service (fast food) is available but table-service is usual. Bars have table- and/or counter-service. There are laws relating to minors and licensing on civic holidays. Every region of Mexico has its own dishes. International cuisine is available at most hotels in the larger cities, and at most restaurants. Imported spirits are expensive; local spirits probably give better value for money. The best buys are rum and gin. European aperitifs are produced in Mexico and are of excellent quality; and, of course, there is Mexico is a producer of good beer; both the dark beers and the light beers are worth sampling. All the big supermarkets sell spirits, beer and wine.
National specialties:
? Turkey mole, a sauce containing a score of ingredients, including several sorts of chilli, tomatoes, peanuts, chocolate, almonds, onions and garlic.
? Guacamole incorporates avocado pears, red peppers, onions and tomatoes.
? Tortillas (pancakes made with maize).
? Enchiladas and tacos (maize pancakes served with pork, chicken, vegetables or cheese and chilli).
? There is a wide variety of exotic fruits such as papayas, mangoes, guavas, zapotes (brown fruit resembling an avocado), pineapples and tunas (juicy prickly pears, fruit of the cactus). National drinks:
? Tequila (made from maguey, a variety of cactus).
? Hidalgo, Domecq and Derrasola are good Mexican white wines.
? Los Reyes and Calafia are excellent red wines.
? Mexico?s coffee liqueur, kahl?a, is world-famous. Legal drinking age: 18 years.
Tipping:
Service charges are rarely added to hotel, restaurant or bar bills and many of the staff depend on tips for their livelihood. 15 per cent is expected and 20 per cent if the service has been very good. Airport porterage is charged at the equivalent of US$1 per bag.
Nightlife
The Mexican nightlife is very vibrant and exciting and features a large variety of top-name entertainers, international shows, jazz groups, rock groups, traditional Mexican music and dancing, Spanish flamenco dancers and gypsy violinists. With a range of settings from panoramic restaurants to intimate bars, Mexico City offers excellent music and assorted cuisine, with some of the best bars and restaurants located in hotels. The main nightspots are on Avenida Insurgentes, the longest avenue in the capital. For a more cosy atmosphere with nice coffee shops and restaurants, visit the Condesa district. Acapulco is known as 'the city that never sleeps' with bars and discos lining the streets. Worth seeing is the impressive light show, with accompanying sound show at the archaeological site of Teotihuac?n. The history and mythology of this ancient civilization are recreated through a gorgeous display of colored lights, poetic dialog and music. The season runs from October to May.

Entry departure requirements

Note Non-compliance with visa regulations will result in fines and transportation (at the carrier?s expense) to the visitor?s country of origin.

Visa immigration information

Passports

Passport valid for at least six months after date of entry required by all.

Visas

Required by all except the following, who can obtain a Blue Tourist Card for tourist purposes from their airline on direct flights, at port of entry, or from the Mexican Consulate before traveling:
(a) nationals of countries referred to in the chart above for 180 days (except nationals of Australia, Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic and Slovenia who can stay for up to 90 days);
(b) nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Bermuda, Chile, Costa Rica, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland and Uruguay for stays of up to 180 days;
(c) nationals of Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep) and Monaco for up to 90 days;
(d) Venezuela for stays of up to 30 days.

Note

(a) Applicants for Blue Tourist Cards should have a valid passport, return/onward ticket and proof of financial means. (b) Tourist Cards must be kept by the visitor during the entire length of stay as they will have to be presented and stamped on leaving. (c) Nationals of the following countries traveling to Mexico on business on one entry and for less than 30 days do not need a business visa: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Korea (Rep), Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, USA and Uraguay.

Types of visa and cost

Tourist: US$36 . Business: US$99 . Visa prices fluctuate according to the exchange rate.

Validity

Tourist: Up to six months (single-entry, but double and multiple-entry in particular circumstances). Business Visitor: Up to one year. Visas must be used within 90 days of issue. Extensions for visas must be submitted 30 days before the expiration of the allocated visa.

Application requirements

Tourist: (a) Valid passport with photocopy. (b) Completed application form. (c) One passport-size photo. (d) Fee (payable by cash or postal order only). (e) Proof of sufficient funds (eg last three bank statements and letter stating current salary, or original letter from the person who financially supports the traveller. (f) Letter specifying the purpose of the trip and the dates of entry and departure. (g) Dependent on nationality, either reference letter from employer/educator or original and photocopy of return, or onward, ticket. (h) Proof of permanent residence in country where application is being made. Business Visitor Carnet (FM3): (a)-(b) and, (c) Two identical passport-size photos. (d) Letter from applicant?s employer accepting financial responsibility to cover the applicant?s stay, which also states the nature of business to be undertaken. (e) Letter from company in Mexico to be visited, explaining purpose of visit. (f) Fee (payable in cash, postal order or company cheque). (g) Postal applications must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope with recorded delivery.

Note

a) Non-British nationals seeking to visit Mexico on business are advised to check with the Consulate regarding visa requirements and fees. (b) Vaccinations against cholera and yellow fever are required by the Mexican Immigration Office if the visitor has been in an infected area two weeks prior to entry into Mexico. They are not required for transit passengers remaining in the airport.

Application to

Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy); see Passport/Visa Information.

Working days required

Two in person; one week by post. Applications should be made in good time as it may take up to four weeks for some nationals.

Temporary residence

Application should be made to the Mexican Home Office with proof of sufficient funds to cover length of stay without working. Contact the Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy) for further details; see Passport/Visa Information.

HIV entry requirements

No Test Required

Departure tax

Departure tax $13, airport tax $8.50 (varies according to airport). Children under two years and transit passengers are exempt. The tax is sometimes included in the price of the ticket.

Embassies

Mexican Embassy in the UK

16 St George Street, Hanover Square, London W1S 1LX, UK
Tel: (020) 7499 8586 or 7201 0961-3 (visa section).
Website: https://embamex.sre.gob.mx/reinounido/index.php/en/

Mexican Consulate in the UK

8 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DW, UK
Tel: (020) 7235 6393 or (0906) 550 8969 (recorded visa information; calls cost ?1 per minute).
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0930-1300.

Mexican Embassy in the USA

1911 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20006
Tel: (202) 728 1600.

Mexican Consulate in the USA

2827 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009, USA
Tel: (202) 1000 or 736 1002.
Website: www.embassyofmexico.org
Hurricane Wilma hit the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico between 21-23 October 2005, including Canc?n, Riviera Maya and Cozumel. Canc?n airport, many hotels and most other tourist facilities are operating normally.
Most visits to Mexico are trouble-free, but be warned that street crime and kidnappings are on the increase. Travelers should be particularly alert in tourist areas (especially on public transport and when dealing with real or purported policemen) and exercise caution when withdrawing money from cashpoints or exchanging money at bureaux de change.
The threat from terrorism is low but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisaions for the latest travel advice:

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Website: www.fco.gov.uk

US Department of State

Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html

Currency

New Peso (MXN; symbol ME$) = 100 centavos. Notes are in denominations of ME$500, 200, 100, 50 and 20. Coins are in denominations of ME$20, 10, 5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10 and 5 centavos.

Currency restrictions

Local currency may be imported and exported up to the equivalent of US$10,000; larger amounts must be declared. The import of foreign currency is unlimited, provided declared. Foreign currency may be exported up to the amount imported and declared. The export of gold coins is prohibited.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0900-1600; some banks are open longer hours and others are open on Saturday afternoon.

Currency exchange

Currency may only be exchanged at authorized banks. The exchange rate of the Mexican peso against Sterling and other hard currencies has, in recent years, been subject to considerable fluctuation.

Credit cards

MasterCard and Visa are the two most widely accepted cards. American Express and Diners Club are accepted on a smaller scale. Check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available. There is a Government tax of six per cent on such transactions. There are ATMs nationwide.

Travellers cheques

Traveller's cheques or letters of credit in US Dollars issued by well-known banks or travel organizations are readily negotiable in banks and hotels. Sterling traveller's cheques are not readily negotiable except at head offices of banks in the capital, and may be subject to a considerable discount. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars.

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24 De Febrero(01)924+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Abanico, El(01)634+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Abasolo(01)835+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Abasolo Del Valle(01)283+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Abraham Gonzalez(01)659+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acacoyagua(01)918+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acambaro(01)417+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acambay(01)718+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acamixtla(01)762+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acanceh(01)988+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acapetlahuaya(01)736+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acaponeta(01)325+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acapulco, Gro.(01)744+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acatepec(01)741+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acatlan(01)279+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acatlan De Juarez(01)387+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acatlan De Osorio(01)953+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acatlan De Perez Figueroa(01)274+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acatzingo De Hidalgo(01)249+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acaxochitlan(01)776+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acaxtlahuacan De Albino Zertuche(01)275+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acayuca(01)743+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Aconchi(01)623+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Actopan(01)772+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acuitzeramo(01)471+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acuitzio Del Canje(01)434+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Acula(01)288+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Adjuntas Del Rio (Las Adjuntas)(01)418+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Adolfo Lopez Mateos (Chamal Nuevo)(01)832+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Adolfo Lopez Mateos (Jahuara Segundo)(01)698+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Adolfo Ruiz Cortines(01)784+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Agostitlan(01)786+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Agua Blanca(01)643+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Agua Blanca Iturbide(01)774+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Agua Buena(01)482+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Agua Caliente (Ojo De Agua)(01)454+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Agua Caliente De Garate (Agua Caliente)(01)694+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Agua Dulce(01)923+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Agua Prieta(01)633+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Agua Zarca(01)441+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Agualeguas(01)892+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Aguas Buenas(01)472+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Aguascalientes, Ags.(01)449+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Aguililla(01)426+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ahuacapan(01)317+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ahuacatlan(01)797+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ahuacuotzingo(01)756+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ahualulco De Mercado(01)386+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ahuatlan(01)243+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ahuehuetzingo(01)751+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ahuiran(01)423+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ahuisculco(01)384+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Aire Libre (La Mina)(01)231+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ajacuba(01)778+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ajalpan(01)236+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ajijic(01)376+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ajuchitlan(01)419+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ajuchitlan Del Progreso(01)732+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Akil(01)997+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Akumal(01)984+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Alamo(01)765+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Alamos(01)647+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Alberto, El(01)759+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Alcozauca De Guerrero(01)757+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Aldama(01)836+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Alfajayucan(01)738+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Allende(01)862+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Almolonga (Todos Santos)(01)224+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Almoloya(01)748+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Almoloya De Alquisiras(01)716+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Almoloya De Las Granadas(01)724+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Altamirano(01)919+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Altar(01)637+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Altata(01)672+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Altos, Los(01)282+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Altotonga(01)226+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Alvarado(01)297+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Alvaro Obregon(01)455+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Amacueca(01)372+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Amado Nervo (El Conde)(01)327+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Amanalco De Becerra(01)726+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Amapa(01)323+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Amarillas De Esparza (Amarillas)(01)496+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Amatitan(01)374+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Amatlan(01)768+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Amatlan De Quetzalcoatl(01)739+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Amayuca(01)731+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Amealco(01)448+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ameca(01)375+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Amecameca De Juarez(01)597+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Amuco De La Reforma(01)767+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Anahuac(01)894+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Angao (Angao De Los Herrera)(01)435+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Angel R. Cabada(01)284+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Angostura(01)697+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Antigua, La(01)296+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Antonio Amaro (Saucillo)(01)676+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Antunez (Morelos)(01)425+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Apango(01)754+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Apaseo El Alto(01)413+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Apatzingan De La Constitucion(01)453+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Apaxco De Ocampo(01)599+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Apeo(01)447+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Apizaco, Tlax.(01)241+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Apozol(01)467+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Apulco(01)346+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Arado, Lo(01)357+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Aramberri(01)826+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Arana, Los(01)588+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Araro(01)451+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Arcabuz(01)897+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Arena De Hidalgo(01)934+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Areponapuchi(01)635+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ario De Rosales(01)422+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Armadillo De Los Infante(01)486+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Arriaga(01)966+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Arroyo Del Potrero(01)232+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Arroyo Hondo(01)235+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Arroyo Seco(01)487+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ascension(01)636+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atapan(01)354+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atarjea, La(01)469+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atemajac De Brizuela(01)326+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atenango Del Rio(01)727+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atengo(01)349+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atenguillo(01)388+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atenquique(01)371+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atitanac(01)499+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atlacomulco De Fabela(01)712+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atlapexco(01)789+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atlatlahuca(01)717+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atlixco, Pue.(01)244+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atlzayanca(01)276+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atolinga(01)437+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atotonilco El Alto(01)391+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atoyac De Alvarez(01)742+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Atzitzintla(01)245+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Augusto Gomez Villanueva (Coalatilla)(01)313+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Axochiapan(01)769+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ayapa(01)914+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ayotlan(01)345+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ayotoxco De Guerrero(01)233+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ayuquila(01)321+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ayutla(01)316+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ayutla De Los Libres(01)745+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Baborigame(01)649+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Baca(01)991+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bacoachi(01)645+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bahia Asuncion(01)615+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bajio De San Jose(01)475+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bajos De Chila(01)954+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bajos Del Ejido(01)781+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Barca, La(01)393+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Barra De Navidad(01)315+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Barranca, La(01)438+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Barranquito, El(01)828+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Barril, El(01)458+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Barrio De La Soledad, El(01)972+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Barrio, El(01)394+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Becal(01)996+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bellavista Del Rio(01)761+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Benemerito Juarez (Palo Gacho)(01)287+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Benito Juarez(01)992+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Benito Juarez (San Carlos)(01)936+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Benjamin Hill(01)641+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bermejillo(01)872+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bledos(01)485+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Boca Del Monte(01)273+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bolillo, El(01)696+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bonifacio Moreno (El Aguaje)(01)424+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Boquilla De Arriba(01)498+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Boquilla De Babisas (La Boquilla De Conchos)(01)648+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Boquita, La(01)319+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bucerias(01)329+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Buenavista(01)385+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Buenos Aires(01)964+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Burgos(01)841+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Bustamante(01)829+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Cabeza De Toro(01)994+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Carlos Greene 1 Ra. Seccion(01)933+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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China(01)823+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Chontalpa (Estacion Chontalpa)(01)917+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Choya, La(01)638+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Cides, Los(01)791+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Cienega De Flores(01)825+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Cieneguillas De Guadalupe(01)725+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Cintalapa De Figueroa(01)968+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Ciudad Constitucion(01)613+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ciudad Cuauht?moc, Chih.(01)625+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Ciudad Delicias, Chih.(01)639+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ciudad Guzm?n, Jal.(01)341+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ciudad Ju?rez, Chih.(01)656+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ciudad L?zaro C?rdenas, Mich.(01)753+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Ciudad Melchor Muzquiz(01)864+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ciudad Morelos (Cuervos)(01)658+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Ciudad Sabinas Hidalgo(01)824+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ciudad Valles, S.L.P.(01)481+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Cojumatlan De Regules(01)381+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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C?rdoba, Ver.(01)271+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Cuatrocienegas De Carranza(01)869+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Cuencame De Ceniceros (Cuencame)(01)671+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Cuernavaca, Mor.(01)777+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Cupareo(01)466+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Ebano(01)845+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Emiliano Zapata (Colonia Emiliano Zapata)(01)719+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Loma Bonita(01)281+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Manuel Benavides(01)626+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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Mariano Matamoros(01)628+ 7 digit subscriber nr
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  1. Health Information
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  3. Hospital Database

Dental care

Reasonable quality dental care can be found in the larger towns and cities

Medication Availability

Supplies of international medications are generally available

Blood supplies

Blood supplies should be considered as unsafe in Mexico

Medical facilities

Adequate medical care can be found in all major cities. Health facilities in Mexico City are excellent. Care in more remote areas is limited.

General caution

Recent medical and dental exams should ensure that the traveler is in good health. Carry appropriate health and accident insurance documents and copies of any important medical records. Bring an adequate supply of all prescription and other medications as well as any necessary personal hygiene items, including a spare pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses if necessary. Drink only bottled beverages (including water) or beverages made with boiled water. Do not use ice cubes or eat raw seafood, rare meat or dairy products. Eat well-cooked foods while they are still hot and fruits that can be peeled without contamination. Avoid roadside stands and street vendors. Swim only in well-maintained, chlorinated pools or ocean water known to be free from pollution. Wear clothing that reduces exposed skin and apply repellents containing DEET to remaining areas. Sleep in well-screened accommodations. Carry anti-diarrheal medication. Reduce problems related to sun exposure by using sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats, sunscreen lotions and lip protection.

Specific concerns

AIDS occurs. Blood supply may not be adequately screened and/or single-use, disposable needles and syringes may be unavailable. When possible, travelers should defer medical treatment until reaching a facility where safety can be assured. (The U.S. Embassy reports that blood screening in Mexico City is yielding a level of confidence in the blood supply there similar to that in most U.S. cities. Officials have expressed concern, however, that Mexico gets about one-third of its blood supply from 25,000 "professional" donors who sell their blood to hospitals and families in need. Past testing for AIDS antibodies indicated that 10% of these donors had been exposed to the AIDS virus.) CDC has issued an Advisory Memorandum that discourages travelers from consuming any "untreated ground water which has not been tested sufficiently to guarantee its safety. Travelers are advised that, while they may know of persons who have consumed such water with no ill effects, the fact that the water is not tested or treated places the user at risk of a variety of potential hazards, including cholera. Travelers who insist upon drinking water from Mexican springs are advised that boiling the water should make it safe from biological hazards, although not from chemical hazards. Persons who become ill after drinking the water should seek medical attention." Furthermore, CDC advises that "water and perishable foods, including shellfish and other seafood, should not be brought into the U.S. by returning travelers." Air pollution is severe in Mexico City and persons with cardiopulmonary disease will find their condition aggravated. The severe pollution problem is further aggravated by periodic thermal inversions from December to February. (The health services of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Britain, Canada, Australia and Germany have all gone on record recommending against bringing children under the age of 12 to live in Mexico City. This recommendation is based on the high level of pollution in general and especially atmospheric pollution. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico has not officially cautioned against children living in Mexico City.) The combination of aridness related to the altitude and the long dry season and severe air pollution cause irritation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. Upper respiratory problems such as rhinitis, sinusitis and bronchitis are leading causes of medical attention. Altitude of Mexico City may cause lightheadedness, insomnia, slight headache or shortness of breath. Travelers are advised to avoid overeating, alcoholic beverages or undue exertion until such symptoms have disappeared. Rodents pose a significant health hazard, especially in market areas in Mexico City. High concentrations of natural arsenic have been reported to be contaminating the water in southwestern Coahuila and eastern Durango states, an area known as the Comarca Lagunera (the Lagoon Region) due to the once-abundant lakes in the area. As the water supply has been depleted, the natural arsenic has become more concentrated in the remaining water. The effects of the arsenic have been most noted in persons having long-term exposure to the water.

Immunization

Cholera: Although limited in effectiveness, vaccination may be appropriate for persons living and/or working in less than sanitary conditions for more than 3 months where medical facilities are unavailable. Vaccination may also be appropriate for travelers with impaired gastric defenses who are planning an extended visit or being exposed to unsanitary conditions. Vaccination is not advised for pregnant women, infants younger than 6 months old, or persons with a history of severe reaction to the vaccine. Hepatitis A: Consider active immunization with hepatitis A vaccine or passive immunization with immune globulin (IG) for all susceptible travelers. Especially consider choosing active immunization for persons planning to reside for a long period or for persons who take frequent short-term trips to risk areas. The importance of protection against hepatitis A increases as length of stay increases. It is particularly important for persons who will be living in or visiting rural areas, eating or drinking in settings of poor or uncertain sanitation, or who will have close contact with local persons (especially young children) in settings with poor sanitary conditions. Rabies: Preexposure vaccination should be considered for persons staying longer than 30 days who are expected to be at risk to bites from domestic and/or wild animals (particularly dogs), or for persons engaged in high risk activities such as spelunking or animal handling. Need for vaccination is more important if potential exposure is in rural areas and if adequate postexposure care is not readily available. Typhoid: Vaccination should be considered for persons staying longer than 3 weeks, adventurous eaters, and those who will venture off the usual tourist routes into small cities, villages and rural areas. Importance of vaccination increases as access to reasonable medical care becomes limited. Contraindications depend on vaccine type. Note: All routine vaccines (such as DTP or Td, Hib, MMR, polio, varicella, influenza and pneumococcal) should be kept up-to-date as a matter of good health practice unrelated to travel.

Disease risk summary

Insect-borne illness: Dengue fever - occurs (activity has increased in the northern border states of Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon) Dengue hemorrhagic fever - occurs Encephalitis (Venezuelan equine) - occurs Leishmaniasis - occurs Malaria - occurs Onchocerciasis (river blindness) - occurs Trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease) - occurs Food-borne and water-borne illness: diseases, including amoebic and bacillary dysenteries and other diarrheal diseases, and the typhoid fevers are very common throughout the area. Many Salmonella typhi infections have been caused by drug-resistant enterobacteria. Cholera - occurs Helminthic (parasitic worm) infections - common Hepatitis - occurs Other hazards: High levels of immunization coverage have reduced the incidence of diseases such as measles and diphtheria. Influenza risk extends from November to April in areas north of the Tropic of Cancer and throughout the year in areas south of that. Rabies - prevalent (usually dogs and bats)

Entry requirements

Yellow fever: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travelers over 6 months of age coming from infected areas. The following countries or areas are regarded as infected: Africa: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Zaire. America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.

Recent disease outbreaks

No recent disease outbreaks

NameAddress
American British Cowdray (ABC) HospitalSur 136 No. 116 Colonia Las Americas Delegacion Alvaro Obregon Mexico City 01120
Ameri-Med Cabo San Lucas HospitalEdificio Pioneros Local 1 Col. Medano Cabo San Lucas
Ameri-Med Cancun HospitalBlvd. Kukulkan Km. 4 Manzana Cancun 77500
Ameri-Med Hospital Plaza las AmericasAvenida Tulum Sur Manzana Cancun 77500
Ameri-Med Puerto Vallarta HospitalPlaza Neptuno Marina Vallarta Puerto Vallarta 48354
Centro Medico DalindeTuxpan No. 25 Colonia Roma Mexico D.F. 06760
Centro Medico QuirurgicoBasilio Badillo 365 Puerto Vallarta
Hospital AmericanoRetorno viento No 15 Cancun
Hospital Angeles de las LomasVialidad de la Barranca S/N Valle de las Palmas H Mexico DF
Hospital Angeles del PedregalCamino a Santa Teresa 1055 Col. Heroes de Padierna Mexico City 10700
Hospital Betania11 Oriente Nr 1826 Colonia Azcarate Puebla
Hospital CHRISTUS MuguerzaAv. Hildago No. 2525 Poniente Colonia Obispado Monterrey NL 64060
Hospital del CarmenTarascos #3435 Fracc. Monraz. Guadalajara Jalisco C.P. 44670
Hospital Del PacificoFraile y Nao Nr 4 Col Fracc La Bocana Acapulco
Hospital Jose A. MuguerzaHidalgo 2525 Poniente Colonia Obispado Monterrey
Hospital Mexico AmericanoColomos 2110 Sector Hidalgo Guadalajara Jalisco 44610
Hospital Privado de HermosilloPaseo Rio San Miguel #35 Proyecto Rio Sonora Hermosillo Sonora C.P. 83280
Hospital Privado MagallanesWilfredo Massieu No 2 Acapulco
Hospital Rio de La LozaPaseo Alexander von Humboldt 88 3ra Secci?n de Lomas Verdes Naucalpan de Juarez 53120
Hospital San JavierAv. Pablo Casals No. 640 (Esq. Eulogio Parra) Colonia Prados Providencia Guadalajara 44670
Hospital San Jose De MonclovaTecnologico y Edison S/N Monclova
Hospital San Jos? Tec de MonterreyAvenida Ignacio Morones Prieto 3000 pte. Monterrey NL 64710
Hospital Santa Engracia S. A. de C. VAv Frida Kahlo 180 Monterrey
Hospital Santa FeSan Luis Potosi 143 Col Roma Mexico City 6700
Hospital TrinidadManzanillo No. 95 Esquina, Tlaxcala, Colonia Roma Mexico D.F. 06760
Hospiten CancunAv. Bonampak Lote 7 Mz. 2 Sm. 10 Cancun
S. A. Hospitales Modernos de SaltilloCarretera Monterrey-Saltillo Km. 4.5 Saltillo Coahuila
San Javier Marina HospitalBlvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio #2760 (Esq. Ma. Montesori) Zona Hotelera Norte Puerto Vallarta 48333 Jalisco
Sharp Mazatlan HospitalAve. Reforma y Rafael Buelno s/n Mazatlan Sinaloa C.P. 82110
Sociedad Espanola De Beneficiencia19 Norte Nr 1001 Colonia Jesus Garc?a Puebla
Total Assist HospitalClaveles No. 5 S.M. 22 Centro Cancun C.P.77500 Quintana Roo

Media

Press: The major daily newspapers published in Spanish are Esto, Exc?lsior (website: www.excelsior.com.mx), EL Financiero (website: www.elfinanciero.com.mx), El Heraldo de M?xico, Le Jornada (website: www.jornadaunam.mx), La Prensa and El Universal (website: www.eluniversal.com.mx). The English-language papers available are Mexico City Times, New York Times (website: www.nytimes.com), The News and USA Today (website: www.usatoday.com).
TV: Televisa operates four networks throughout Mexico. TV Azteca operates two networks and local stations.
Radio: Grupo ACIR has stations in Mexico City and across the country. MVS Radio operates in the capital and elsewhere. Grupo Radio Centro operates a large network of stations.

 

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