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Country Information

Mexico

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
  • Banknotes in local currency
    For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
in addition to:
  • Banknotes in US dollar (USD)
    Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15
  • Cash withdrawals often only with a PIN four digit possible.
  • In this country, an additional fee is charged by ATM owners. The latter not only applies to Travel Cash withdrawals but to all card withdrawals.

Credit cards

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
  • In rare cases, payment problems may be encountered with foreign credit cards.
  • Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
New Mexican peso MXN
Currency exchange rate (effective date)
MXN 100 =~ CHF 6.20 ; CHF 1 =~ MXN 16.13 (01/2020)
Import local currency
unlimited; USD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; must be declared
Export local currency
up to USD 10'000.00 (equivalent)
Export foreign currency
limited to amounts imported and declared (minus exchange)
Note
  • For reasons of safety, it is advisable not to exchange cash over the amount needed immediately.
  • Keep exchange and transaction receipts.

Time difference with Switzerland

6-8 h / - 7-9 h during our summer time

National language

Official language
Spanish
Language capabilities
English

Capital

Ciudad de México

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110/120 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 180 days.
Mandatory tourist card issued by the airline.
The tourists cards given with the entry are essential to leave the country.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Mexico DF, Torre Optima, piso 11, Paseo de las Palmas Nr. 405, Lomas de Chapultepec
Tel. +52 55 91 78 43 70

Opening hours

Banks
8.30/9.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
Stores
9.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving

Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.
International driver's licence recommended.
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.8 ‰.

Health situation

Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Security
Exercise utmost caution and ask a local or local authorities about the current situation.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Tourism

For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/

Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.