Travel to Mexico has been in the news throughout 2018 and into 2019 due to an increased risk of crime. The U.S. Department of State is recommending travelers reconsider trips to many areas of the country. However, with many popular destinations and all-inclusive resorts, Mexico remains one of the most popular tourist destinations for travelers from the United States.
Mexico Travel Highlights:
- Mexico has been the most popular international destination for U.S. travelers each year since 2012
- Travelers going to Mexico spend less per trip than travelers going to any of the other 25 most popular international destinations
Mexico Travel Insurance Fast Facts:
For the past 6 years, Mexico has been the most popular international destination for U.S. travelers, according to Squaremouth sales data. In the past year, travel insurance sales for Mexico are up 31%, the country’s fastest year-over-year growth rate since 2012.
Behind Italy, U.S. residents insure more money in travel expenses each year for trips to Mexico than any other country. Despite this high total expenditure, with an average trip cost of $2,040, U.S. travelers spend less on trips to Mexico than any of the other 25 most popular destinations.
Typically, travelers taking international trips will buy comprehensive policies, covering cancellations, medical emergencies, travel delays, and luggage. For Mexico specifically, medical travel insurance is a top concern for many travelers. More travelers search specifically for Emergency Medical coverage for trips to Mexico than any other country.
Squaremouth’s Mexico Travel Insurance Recommendation:
Squaremouth recommends comprehensive travel insurance for Mexico trips. Most policies are built to cover travelers main concerns, including cancellations, medical emergencies, delays, and luggage. Aside from Trip Cancellation coverage, benefits typically cannot be removed.
If you’re concerned about not being able to travel, a policy with Trip Cancellation can protect your prepaid trip expenses. The most common covered reason for Trip Cancellation is an illness, injury, or death of you, a traveling companion, or a family member. This benefit can also cover cancellations due to severe weather, terrorism, and employment layoff, among others.
For travelers going to popular Mexican towns, we recommend at least $50,000 in Emergency Medical, and $100,000 in Medical Evacuation. These benefits can reimburse you for medical emergencies that occur during your trip.
However, we recommend higher coverage amounts for travelers stopping in Mexico as part of a cruise, or traveling to a remote area. For these travelers, we recommend at least $100,000 in Emergency Medical coverage, and $250,000 in Medical Evacuation coverage. Travelers with excursions booked should search for a policy with sports and activities coverage.