What is the official name of Mexico?

The official name of the country is Estados Unidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States).

What is the official language of Mexico?

The official language of Mexico is Spanish; however there are 68 indigenous languages ​​with 364 variants.

How many states does Mexico have and how is it divided?

The Mexican territory is divided into thirty-one states and Mexico City, which is the capital of the country. In turn, each state is divided into municipalities.

What is the official currency of Mexico?

The Mexican peso is the official currency of Mexico. Foreign tourists can change dollars in cash and / or traveler's checks to pesos at banks in a maximum amount of $ 1,500 dollars per month. It is recommended to use Mexican pesos in establishments and shops, since not all locations accept dollars as a means of payment. However, most service providers will accept credit cards.

Do I need a visa to travel to Mexico?

To enter Mexico it is necessary that you present your valid passport, as well as the Tourist Immigration Form, this form is obtained online. Know the details and countries that require a visa here.

How long can you stay in Mexico as a tourist?

As a tourist, you can stay in Mexico for a maximum of 180 days.

Is any type of vaccine required to travel to Mexico?

At the moment, there is no mandatory vaccination requirement to enter Mexico, however it is advisable to be up to date with the international vaccination scheme that includes: vaccines against Hepatitis A, against tetanus, diphtheria, and measles, rubella and mumps, as well as the COVID-19 vaccine.

Is a negative COVID-19 test required to enter Mexico?

At this time, a negative COVID-19 test is not required to enter Mexico. Check the measures you must take before traveling at: https://coronavirus.gob.mx/

What should I know about taxes in Mexico?

It is important to take into account that in all consumptions, purchases or contracting of services, the Value Added Tax (IVA) of 16% is already included. As of April 1, 2021, the state of Quintana Roo, in the south of the country, introduced a new tax for foreigners. Learn more about it here.

Is it mandatory to tip in Mexico?

Tipping in Mexico is not mandatory and in the event that a restaurant or establishment says it is, it can be reported to the Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor (Federal Consumer Prosecutor´s Office) (PROFECO).

The tip is a way of recognizing the service received and it is completely voluntary, the suggested amounts are: between 10% and 15% in restaurants.