Packing for Your Mexican Vacation

Mexican luggage

Mexican flag and a group of travel luggage items packed for a relaxing vacation.

The country of Mexico has a diverse climate and terrain; ranging from coastal seaside beaches to cooler mountain top areas. What a person packs is largely determined by the means of both entering and exiting the country (air, land, or sea).

Remember to pack a Mexican vehicle insurance policy before you leave if you are driving in Mexico. Quality Mexican vehicle insurance policies bought online include medical payments and car rental and both may certainly be needed in case of an auto accident. Mexican insurance is now required by Mexican law in order to drive on any highway in Mexico.

If coming by air, due to limitations on toiletry sizes and extra baggage charges, a person has to be mindful to pack allowable products and adhere to size limits. Be sure to pack your suitcase beforehand and weigh it. This will allow plenty of time for any reductions to be made and will save you from the surprise of receiving baggage overage charges.

No matter by what means a person enters Mexico, there are quantity limits imposed by customs with respect to personal products. One camera (either digital or manual), one cell phone, one computer, one CD player, five DVD’s and 20 CDs; per person may be brought into the country duty-free. If needing photographic film, a person may bring up to 12 rolls of film. Even if following the allowable limits, all items need to be declared upon entering the country to avoid the risk of seizure.

prescription medicines

Dozens of prescription medicine bottles in a jumble. This collection of pill bottles is symbolic of the many medications senior adults and chronically ill people take.

For persons requiring medication, Mexico does allow medications to enter, however they need to be your own, prescribed medications. This means you will need a copy of your original prescription bearing the physician’s contact information and signature. Be sure to declare these items and provide the required documentation if asked.

Whether entering Mexico by air, land, or sea, never bring any firearms, knives, or ammunition. Mexico imposes strict penalties for those in violation, including jail time. Be sure to leave all pocket knives at home, remove firearms from vehicles (if driving), and notify all travel party members regarding this policy.

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