Once the summer vacation season commences, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the number of tasks related to your vacation. It is a good idea to make a list to ensure that you do not overlook any aspect of your plans.
Getting your paperwork ready is the most important aspect of your trip. You should start with checking your passports to see if it is still valid. You will need this to return to the US. If you intend driving to Mexico, you should ensure that you have your vehicle registration documents, and a valid driver’s license. If the vehicle you are using for your trip is in another person’s name, you should obtain written permission to take the vehicle south of the border. If your vehicle is being leased, you will require permission from your loan provider to take the vehicle across the border. These documents should be carried with you at all times, along with your Mexican car insurance policy, in the event that you are stopped by traffic authorities.
If you are traveling to a coastal region, you should plan for both hot and cool days. An example of this is if you visit the Baja Peninsula, you will find that the days are hot and humid, but as soon as the sun sets, the temperatures drop drastically. This drop in temperature, along with the cool ocean breeze can make it quite uncomfortable if you are not prepared for the sudden decline in temperature.
You should pack clothing in preparation for potential weather changes. You should also take a pair of good walking shoes in case you decide to explore the region. Sandals are ideal for the beach, but in more rugged regions, you may come across cacti, snakes and scorpions, and you want to ensure that you are protected against these hazards.
If you are planning on traveling to Mexico for an extended period, you should carry an adequately supplied first-aid kit, along with a supply of prescription medicines. You should ensure that your prescription medicines are in marked containers as you will be asked to produce this information when you cross the border into the US or Canada. In the event that you run out of prescription medicines while in Mexico, you can go to a Mexican pharmacy and if you have the bottle with all the relevant information on it, it will make it easier to obtain the medication.
There is always the chance that you may experience a medical emergency whilst on your trip through Mexico. Since you have to purchase Mexican car insurance as part of the preparations for your trip, you should ensure that medical assistance is included in it. This will allow you to obtain emergency assistance irrespective of where you are located. The coverage you can obtain as part of your Mexican auto insurance policy will allow for you to be transported back to your home country in the event that you suffer grave illness during your trip.
It is important that you plan to buy Mexican car insurance before you leave home for your trip to Mexico. Your current car insurance in your country of residence is not valid in Mexico.