Mexico Fact Sheet

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This fact sheet is for Canadian nationals only. Please note if you are not a Canadian passport holder you will need to check with your relevant Country Embassy.

Travel AdviceTravel advice and advisories for Mexico
EmbassyEmbassies and consulates | Mexico (Government of Canada)
Entry RequirementsEntry and Exit Requirements | Mexico (Government of Canada)
Visa InformationExternal Relations Mexico - Visas (
Cultural InsightsHofstede Country Comparison -- Mexico
Currency ConversionLive Exchange Rate: Canadian Dollar to Mexican Peso
Health InformationNaTHNaC - Mexico (
Solo Female TravelMexico Solo Female Travel Safety Tips and Advice (
Gay Travel IndexGay Travel Index (

Emergency Numbers

ServicePhone Number

Country Facts

Capital cityMexico City
LanguageSpanish and indigenous languages
CurrencyMexican Peso
Phone Code+52
Time ZoneVarious time zones depending on region: UTC-5, UTC-6, UTC-7, UTC-8
Drives onRight
Plug TypesType A, Type B
Drinking WaterNot safe to drink
Dominant ReligionRoman Catholic 83%, Other, including Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witness, other Evangelical Churches, unspecified, 17%
Significant Dates

Early February (varies each year) – Constitution Day

September 16 – Independence Day