- Standard vaccines
- Avoid drinking tap water
- Beware eating from street vendors
- Wash hands regularly
- Consider Overseas Medical Insurance
Given the changes in climate and the water and foods you will be consuming, there are a few safety precautions to take into account when traveling to Mexico.
It is best to have a check up with your doctor or physician and consult him or her on what sort of vaccines, if any, would be recommended for you.
Generally the vaccinations that are administered to travelers before going to Mexico are those for:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Typhoid Fever
- Yellow Fever
Be sure to consume safe drinking water and food at all times. The heat causes bacteria, parasites and viruses to easily contaminate food or water that is left standing or not stored correctly. Food and waterborne diseases will trouble travelers with ailments such as diarrhea, fever and vomiting, among others.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water.
- Avoid handling animals, particularly those found on the street.
- Drink only bottled water or drinks that come in cans or bottles.
- Avoid tap water, drinking from fountains, buying drinks with ice.
- Eat food that has been cooked or boiled well.
- Avoid eating food from street vendors.
- Wash fruit and vegetables well, and if possible, peel.
- Be careful of what water you’re swimming in. It is best to avoid swimming in fresh water, salty water is much safer.
Before traveling it is a good idea to check if your health insurance covers your medical expenses when traveling abroad. Purchasing a travel health insurance policy is recommended if your current health insurance doesn’t cover those situations. It is best to have any possible medical expenses of you vacation covered. This will allow you to worry less and enjoy your holiday as it’s meant to be enjoyed!