Travel health

North America Mexico

Population
130,500,000
Capital
Mexico City
Currency
Peso (MXN)
Language(s)
Spanish, local languages

During your stay

Once there, you should still be cautious as you could be exposed to other diseases. The presence of diseases that could pose a risk to your health has been reported in the country. The risk is related to the activities you choose to take part in as well as the areas you visit.

Dengue
Dengue fever is present in this country. To prevent infection, mosquito precautions are recommended.
Rabies
Vaccination is recommended for certain groups of travellers only. This includes people who will work in close contact with animals such as veterinarians, wildlife workers, spelunkers and adventure travellers. Vaccination is also recommended for children in special circumstances.
Zika Virus
Mosquito precautions are essential throughout the country. Women who are pregnant or couples trying to conceive should take specific measures while traveling and for several months after returning from a Zika-affected area.
Chikungunya Virus
Mosquito precautions are essential throughout the country.

Healthy Travelling

Prior to your departure, you may want to register 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 a personal emergency at home. The service also enables you to receive important information before or during a natural disaster or civil unrest. For more information, visist the Government of Canada Web site at travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration.

If you have purchased travel insurance, your policy will likely include a 24/7 emergency assistance service to help you locate care and coordinate payment. Be sure to have their phone number with you at all times.

The Canadian Government also has several offices abroad that can provide you with numerous services when in a medical emergency. These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Supplying names of local doctors and health facilities
  • Visiting you in the hospital and providing basic translation services
  • Arranging for medical evacuation if your required treatment is not available in the region (note: costs for this service will not be covered by the government, but may be covered by travel insurance)

If you need help when travelling in Mexico, contact:

** When dialing from within Mexico, the area code for all Canadian
missions is 91; when dialing from outside Mexico, the area
code is 52.

Mexico - ACAPULCO
Consular Agency of Canada
Address: Centro Comercial Marbella, local 23, Prolongación Farallon s/n, Esq. Miguel Alemán, 39670 Acapulco, Guerrero, México
Tel.:(744) 484-1305, 481-1349
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 001-800-514-0129
Fax:(744) 484-1306
E-mail: acapulco@canada.org.mx

Mexico - CABO SAN LUCAS
Consular Agency of Canada
Address: Plaza San Lucas, Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 0.5, Local 82, Col. El Tezal, 23454 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur - Mexico
Tel.:(624) 142-4333
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 001-800-514-0129
Fax:(624) 142-4262
E-mail: lcabo@international.gc.ca

Mexico - CANCÚN
Consular Agency of Canada
Address: Centro Empresarial, Oficina E7, Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 12, Zona Hotelera, 77599 Cancún, Quintana Roo, México
Tel.:(998) 883-3360/883-3361
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 001-800-514-0129
Fax:(998) 883-3232
E-mail: cncun@international.gc.ca

Mexico - 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.:(33) 3671-4740
Tel. after hours: 001-800-514-0129
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 001-800-514-0129
Fax:(33) 3671-4750
E-mail: gjara@international.gc.ca

Mexico - 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.:(669) 913-7320
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 001-800-514-0129
Fax:(669) 914-6655
E-mail: mztln@international.gc.ca

Mexico - MEXICO CITY
Embassy of Canada
Address: Calle Schiller No. 529, Colonia Polanco, 11580 México, D.F., México
Postal Address: P.O. Box 40-045, 06141 México, D.F., MéxicoMexico
Tel.:(55) 5724-7900
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 001-800-514-0129
Fax:(55) 5724-7943
E-mail: mxico@international.gc.ca
Website: www.mexico.gc.ca

Mexico - 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.:(81) 8378-0240
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 001-800-514-0129
Fax:(81) 8356-9965
E-mail: monterrey@international.gc.ca

Mexico - OAXACA
Consular Agency of Canada
Address: Pino Suarez 700, Local 11B, Multiplaza Brena, Colonia Centro, 68050 Oaxaca, Oaxaca, México
Tel.:(951) 513-3777
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 001-800-514-0129
Fax:(951) 515-2147
E-mail: oaxaca@canada.org.mx

Mexico - 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.:(984) 803-2411
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 001-800-514-0129
Fax:(984) 803-2665
E-mail: crmen@international.gc.ca

Mexico - 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.:(322) 293-0098/293-0099
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 001-800-514-0129
Fax:(322) 293-2894
E-mail: pvrta@international.gc.ca

Mexico - TIJUANA
Consulate of Canada
Address: Germán Gedovius No.10411-101, Condominio del Parque, Zona Río, 22320 Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México
Tel.:(664) 684-0461
Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 001-800-514-0129
Fax:(664) 684-0301
E-mail: tijuana@canada.org.mx

While in Mexico, you will be able to phone to Canada through a Canadian operator by dialing a Canada-direct number: 01-800-123-0200. When calling from a public pay phone, use phone marked LADATEL Public phones may require coins or a phone card.

Make sure that your passport is valid for the whole length of your trip.
Many countries require that your passport be valid for at least six months after your projected return date.

Bon voyage!

Recommended vaccines

In this section, you will find the list of the immunizations and screenings recommended for Canadians travelling to the above destination (Mexico). Some of them may also be mandatory. The following vaccinations apply to all travellers. For a personalized protection program adapted to your travelling and health needs, visit a travel medicine clinic. Plan ahead: If you need several vaccines, you may need several weeks to complete the immunization schedule.

Diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles
These vaccines are part of every Canadian's routine immunization schedule. Make sure that you have been vaccinated and that you have received the required booster shots.
Cholera
Cholera is present in this country. Protection and/or vaccination should be considered for certain travellers.
Hepatitis A
Vaccination is recommended for most travellers.
Hepatitis B
Low prevalence of carriers. Vaccination is recommended for most travellers.
Malaria
Malaria prevention is recommended for certain areas of the country only. The choice of drug depends on the region of travel.
Typhoid fever
Most travellers should be vaccinated. Transmission occurs via the fecal-oral route such as the ingestion of contaminated food or water.