Mexico Travel information


Flag of Mexico

Mexico is located in Northern America.

Official language is Spanish. Mexico uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC-08:00 to UTC-05:00 with daylight saving time.

Sockets & plugs

Adapter required, transformer optional

Mexico uses 127V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

Sockets & plugs - Type A
Type A
Sockets & plugs - Type B
Type B



1.00 MXN = 0.15 ILS, 1.00 ILS = 6.34 MXN

Mexico uses the Mexican peso (symbol: $), code MXN.

Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 pesos and 50, 20, 10 and 5 centavos.


Expected to tip

Tipping is expected in Mexico since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.



Automatic teller machines (local names: Cajero automático, cajero or ATM) are common in Mexico. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.

You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.



50% slower than in Israel

Internet speed in Mexico is on average 5.9 Mbps which is 50% slower than in Israel (11.6 Mbps).


WiFi coverage in Mexico is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

Mobile phone

720% more expensive than in Israel

You can buy a SIM card for about 151.13 MXN (23.82 ILS), which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: AT&T, Movistar or Telcel.

Mobile phones

Mexico uses different GSM mobile networks than Israel so check if your mobile phone supports network technologies in Mexico .


If you don't want to buy SIM card in Mexico upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Dial code


To call Mexico from Israel, dial + or 00 (exit code for Israel), then 52 (the country code for Mexico), then the area code (without the initial 01) and the local number.

Calling from Israel
+  52 222 1234567
00 52 222 1234567
Local call
01222 1234567

For local calls within Mexico, start with the area code (with the initial 01). In the case above area code is 222 .

Health & safety


Sexuality, marriage & acceptance

Homosexuality is legal in Mexico.

Same-sex couples can be married like everyone else.



No vaccinations are required to enter this country

No vaccinations are required to enter this country. The vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for the traveler’s protection.

Hepatitis A
Routine immunizations
Typhoid fever

These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.

Hepatitis B

Travel advisories

1 country advisory


Alerts are issued for short-term events we think you should know about when planning travel to a country.


Road rules

In Mexico you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Speed limits

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 30-70 km/h (18-43 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on undivided highways.


It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.08%.

Driving license

IDP is required

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.


Emergency numbers

Fire department

Embassy of Israel in Mexico

Sierra Madre 215, Lomas - Virreyes, Lomas de Chapultepec V Secc, 11000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico