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Covid19 travel health insurance in Mexico for US citizens

International travel has come to a standstill with many countries totally stopping their airspace. At American Visitor Insurance, we are committed to getting US citizens travelling to Mexico with the best Covid19 Mexican travel insurance coverage in these uncertain times. There are currently three US insurance providers namely Trawick International, Global Underwriters and INF insurance, offering US traveler medical insurance in Mexico coverage for coronavirus. Travelers to Mexico can find the ideal travel insurance with Covid19 coverage plan by using the Covid19 Mexico travel insurance compare tool.
The following US insurance companies are offering Mexico travel insurance with Covid coverage for US citizens:

Trawick International Insurance:

Trawick International offers international medical insurance for coronavirus (Covid19) with their Safe Travel insurance plans. Safe Travel Outbound plans are available for up to 6 months and are for US residents traveling outside the US. You can compare Safe Travels Outbound insurance plans

Global Underwriters

Diplomat Long Term Insurance must be bought for a minimum of 3 months and has a plan maximum options of $500,000 and $1,000,000 for medical expenses. Pre-existing ailments are however excluded, which means that travelers infected before the plan effective date, will be considered as an pre-existing medical condition and will not provide coverage for that ailment.

INF travel insurance

The Elite Network insurance and Premier Insurance offer international travel insurance with Coronavirus coverage. One of their plans (Elite) has excellent coverage of pre-existing medical conditions beyond the usual coverage for "acute onset" of pre-existing conditions which is a unique offering. The INF travel medical insurance plans are cheaper per month if you purchase for at least 90 days when you initially buy them. You can compare all available INF US visitor insurance and buy them online.

Seven corners travel insurance

Seven corners Liaison Travel Plus coronavirus travel insurance offers coverage for overseas medical expenses arising from Covid19 infection while the travellers are outside their home country. Liaison Student Plus coronavirus insurance offers covid 19 medical coverage for international students in the US or outside their home country. It covers student medical expenses arising from Covid19 illness.Seven Corners Wander Frequent Traveler Plus offers annual medical coverage for business travelers, corporate travelers, employees, employers or anyone taking multiple trips frequently. It covers international medical expenses arising from Covid19 infection.The Covid19 treatment benefit is available for COVID-19 (the disease); SARS-Cov-2 (the virus); and Any mutation or variation of SARS-CoV-2.

Tokio Marine HCCMIS Covid travel insurance

Atlas travel insurance with coronavirus coverage will cover eligible medical expenses resulting from COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. Eligible medical expenses are medically necessary expenses that are not subject to another plan exclusion. Note that Atlas plans purchased on or after July 15, 2020 do NOT exclude COVID-19 medical charges.
As ever, we wish you safe and happy travels. Do call us with questions or concerns you may have.

US citizens visiting Mexico

Americans traveling to Mexico
American travelers going to Mexico can refer to the details given below while planning their holiday there. A lot of Mexico specific information is available online however these are some important tips for travelers from USA.

Travel insurance for Mexico

INF travel insurance offers travel health insurance for visiting Mexico. One of their plans (Elite) has excellent coverage of pre-existing medical conditions beyond the usual coverage for "acute onset" of pre-existing conditions which is a unique offering. You can compare their plans using this link and purchase the one you are interested in by choosing the "buy now" button for the appropriate plan: Please note that the Elite Network insurance and Premier Insurance are cheaper per month if you purchase at least 90 days the first time you buy them. You can compare all available INF US traveler insurance

Travel insurance for Americans traveling to Mexico

US citizens travel overseas to several countries for different reasons be it for a vacation, spending time with friends and family outside of the US, education, research, work... Mexico is one country where US citizens are very likely to travel given its proximity and long border along the Southern United States.
Mexico is a beautiful country with a long history. To its North, Mexico shares a long border with the United States. To its South and West it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and has the Gulf of Mexico to its East.
Mexico is known for its cuisine like the famous Burrito, Tacos and Quesadilla. The country is also famous for its many Mayan temples and its beautiful beach destinations. The Yucatan peninsula is has many Mayan amazing ruins of Tulum, Akumal, Chetumal, Merida and Chicen Itza. They are also many incredible beach resorts - Acapulco, Zipolite, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres to name a few.
We often get customer calls from US citizens traveling to Mexico. Given the current Covid pandemic, one of the the most important travel insurance benefit that is sought after is good coverage for Covid-19.
There are several plans that US citizens and US residents can count on for traveling outside the USA(Home country) with Covid-19 coverage.

  • Trawick International insurance company offers 2 plans for US citizens traveling outside of the US namely Safe Travels Outbound and Safe Travels Outbound Cost Saver. These 2 plans are available for US citizens and US residents to travel and provide coverage for Covid -19. These are travel medical plans. These are comprehensive in nature. These plans are suitable for people traveling to Mexico with medical coverage.
  • Atlas Travel is another comprehensive travel insurance plan offered by Tokiomarine HCC that is available for US citizens going outside of the US. This plan is a worldwide coverage plan with Covid-19 coverage. The plan also provides coverage for acute onset of the pre existing conditions.
  • Liaison Travel Plus is another comprehensive worldwide coverage plan from Seven Corners and this plan is available for the US citizens to travel to Mexico and has coverage for Covid-19.
    With the airline companies starting their international travel after a long gap of shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, travelers are expressing their need for the trip cancellation benefit in case they need to cancel their trip due to unknown reasons. Another important addition to the list of benefits with the travel insurance is coverage for the lodging expense for quarantine purposes in the destination country.
  • Safe Travels Voyager plan from the company Trawick International is a trip protection plan that fulfills the quarantine lodging expense in the destination country for $2000 of minimum coverage. This plan covers Covid 19 and has the trip cancellation benefit. This plan is available for US citizens and US residents traveling outside of the US.
Trip Insurance plans also provide medical coverage but they are different from the travel medical insurance. To see the difference between them, please Compare Best Trip Cancellation Insurance USA vs Best travel insurance USA.

To see the other trip insurance plans that provide coverage for trip cancellation and other benefits from the Trawick International, please Compare Trip Cancellation Insurance by Trawick International.

Entry requirements at Airports:

  • All US citizens must show a valid passport, book or card to enter Mexican territory. There is no need for visa or tourist card for stays of less than 72 hours within the border zone.
  • When you are traveling beyond the border zone or entering the country by air, US citizens are required to pay fee to obtain tourist card (FM-T), which is available at border crossings.
  • The FM-T is available at Mexican tourist offices and airports, within the border zone. Major airlines will provide this form during your trip.
  • On the FM-T form you need to enter the information like numbers of days you will be in the country, passport number, destination, city of origin and other related information.
  • If you are a business traveller then you must complete and file form FM-N 30 DAYS. This will authorize to do business activities but not to accept employment for a period of 30 days.
  • If you are entering Mexico for other purposes besides tourism and business or for stays of more than 180 days then you require a visa and a valid US passport.
  • American citizens who are planning to work or live in Mexico must request to the corresponding Mexican visa at the Mexican Embassy or at a Mexican consulate in the USA.
  • 16 years or older US citizens must show either a US passport or a card form in order to re-enter the country by land or by sea.

Holidays in Mexico:

Most of the cities you enter in Mexico you will find celebrations full of music, food and folklore. The most important festivities in Mexico are;
  • Holy Week (Easter) (at the end of March or beginning of April)
  • The "Grito de Independencia" (on September 15th)
  • The Day of the Dead (on November 1st and 2nd)
  • The day of Our Lady of Guadalupe (on December 12th)
  • Christmas and New Year.
In the month February, merry carnivals take place with the symbolic burning of evil spirits, with parades of floats, the crowning of the king and queen and lots of music and fun. Travelers must be aware that the banks are closed on holidays.

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Things to know before traveling:

  • Research the destination before you travel.
  • Keep your travel baggage light.
  • Keep travel documents safe at different places.
  • If you are not accustomed to Mexican cuisine then you should careful with what you eat and drink.
  • Carry medicines in their original containers to avoid any problem at customs clearance.
  • Buy popular travel insurance plans to get financial assistance during medical emergency.
  • Carry sufficient cards or cash for your trip, do not assume that you will be able to access you ATM at all times
  • If you are a first time visitor buy a city map to get your bearings right while traveling
  • Do take precautions not to travel alone in lonely streets or be wary of rough neighborhoods
  • Keep sufficient fluids to keep you hydrated while traveling
  • Carry your prescriptions and a spare pair of glasses for any emergency
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