Mexico Tourist Automotive Insurance

If you are planning a trip to Mexico, Hanway offers a Mexico tourist auto insurance policy to make sure that your vehicle is properly covered for the duration of your visit. Your United States auto insurance policy may not be able to cover your losses while you are in Mexico.

Quick Facts about Mexico Tourist Auto Insurance

  • Mexico tourist insurance policies also offer roadside assistance and legal costs.
  • You will need to carry a personal auto policy first before purchasing a Mexico tourist policy.
  • Mexico tourist insurance can also cover civil liability, medical payments, legal assistance/guaranteed bail bond, and travel assistance.

If you are planning to drive to Mexico for vacation or to visit family, you should know that a U.S. auto policy may not cover you once you cross into Mexico. Hanway Auto Insurance offers an affordable Mexico tourist auto policy that will cover your U.S.-plated vehicle in Mexico. A majority of finance companies, as well as the Mexican authorities, require that your vehicle be covered by insurance. In addition to the required coverage, there is optional coverage for physical damage and theft.

Planning A Road Trip from Illinois to Mexico?

If you’re planning on heading south of the border on a road trip for vacation this year, there are some things you should know. First off, Mexico doesn’t recognize U.S. insurance and it’s illegal to drive your car in Mexico without proof of insurance coverage by an approved Mexico insurance agency, just like it is here in Illinois. Don’t get into legal trouble in Mexico. Make sure you have the right insurance for your trip before you take off.

If you plan on going more than about 16 miles south of the border into the country you’ll also want to make sure you and each member of your group has a valid tourist visa issued by Mexican immigration authorities. It is illegal in Mexico to travel further than 16 miles beyond the border without a tourist visa. If you’re planning on traveling to Baja (south of California) you’ll most likely need a tourist visa no matter how far you plan on traveling into the country. Tourist visas can be obtained for no charge for short visits or for a small fee if you plan on staying longer.

You will also need to obtain a temporary vehicle importation permit for your vehicle unless you plan on staying in the Baja Peninsula or Rocky Point and you do not plan on driving outside of Baja, outside of the border zones (generally, further than 16 miles from the border) or outside the permit-free zones of Sonora. These permits are required for the duration of your visit or the duration you plan on staying in a zone that requires a permit.

Don’t drive to Mexico without getting the right insurance first. Let us help you find the most affordable Mexico tourist insurance and make sure you’re protected on your vacation.