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  • Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Mexico City govt to offer free Tourist Insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance

Planning a trip to Mexico City? Here is some good news. Mexico City government is offering free medical insurance to visitors, and this offer will be available through December 2009. This move is targeted at all tourists traveling to the city during this period.

The mayor has made an announcement to this regard on July 29, 2009. The move, according to sources, was proposed and hotly debated during April, and a final decision has been arrived at now.

On an average, around 7 million tourists flock the city annually. But things have changed a bit now. This number had fallen to less than 5 percent in recent times. Following the swine flu outbreak, tourism in Mexico City (which is a major revenue generator here) has taken a back foot. With less and less tourists visiting due to fears of the endemic nature of the flu, Mexico City has made this decision to woo more tourists. Government officials have stressed that this medical insurance will cover Swine Flu along with other health emergencies. The $30 cost will be borne by the city.

But, before you pack your bags and start learning “¿Habla usted inglés?” or “Buenos días”, be sure to do a bit of research on this and understand how it all works. Travel insurance to any other place is simple to get too.

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