Mexico is a great place to get away for spring break (or “Spring Break!”), or for a winter escape from the office. It offers sunny destinations like Cozumel and Cancun that seem like they’re just what the doctor ordered for relaxation and escape. That’s why it’s important to make sure you get maximum relaxation out of the trip and avoid some of the potential problems that might arise with travel to Mexico. Travel insurance for a trip to Mexico can be a good first step to avoiding these bumps.
Mexico travel insurance can cover you if any of your belongings are lost or stolen. Furthermore, if you come down with a nasty stomach virus or other illness or injury, you may require medical evacuation so that you may be treated at home. While you’ll probably be one of the many thousands of tourists who enjoy a trouble-free vacation in Mexico, it’s always good to prepare for adverse situations.
Also, considering some of the happenings at locations like Cancun during spring break it’s good to have insurance that covers accidental injuries, whether you are at fault or not. If you are a student, you should be able to get short or long term student travel insurance depending on the length of your stay in Mexico (for instance, if you are spending a semester there to learn Spanish, you’ll need longer-term insurance). Remember, of course, that even though spring break might feel like one giant party, bad things can still happen. Take appropriate precautions like staying with trusted friends and knowing your limitations.
Be aware that travel insurance may not cover injuries received from risky activities such as scuba diving or bungee jumping. In some cases, you may be able to obtain a rider that will provide coverage if you do plan to engage in any of the more adventurous pastimes available in Mexico. Mexico can be a great place for outdoor activities, such as exploring archaeological sites, snorkeling, climbing volcanoes, caving, and sailing; remember that it’s imperative to choose coverage that will still work even if you have injury or loss resulting from one of these types of activities.