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Mexico Newsletter —
May 2020

This month: Coronavirus enters Phase 3, US-Mexico border update, Supporting your local Mexican community, Simple living, residency renewals, practical resources...

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Mexperience Mexico Newsletter — May 2020

An Urgent Call-to-Action for ALL Foreign Residents Living in Mexico

If you’re a foreign resident living in Mexico, your local community needs you now.

Many regions across Mexico have entered the ‘Phase 3’ stage of the Coronavirus event, the measures of which can severely affect independent businesses and traders in your local community.  Get involved, participate, and find active roles to help the local Mexican communities you care about and love calling home.

It’s time to step-up and make your presence here count.

Your local Mexican community needs you now! As the Coronavirus event continues to unfold, the economic impact of these unprecedented times is being felt in local communities across Mexico.  We have compiled a list of practical tips and ideas for foreign residents in Mexico who want to actively support the local communities they love calling home.

Coronavirus updates: We have published an article which we are keeping regularly updated with material developments related travel and lifestyle in Mexico.  For all our Coronavirus-related articles, visit the Covid-19 section on Mexperience.

Travel restrictions continue on US-Mexico land border: On the weekend of March 21, Mexico and the US announced land-border crossing ‘restrictions’ which prohibit crossing the land border for tourism and recreation; the restrictions, originally set for 30 days, have been extended for an additional 30 days and the US-Mexico Mexico border is effectively closed to visitors and tourists until at least May 20th. This article summarizes the current restrictions and explains what is defined in the official Notice as an ‘essential crossing’ —and what isn’t.

Simple living in Mexico: For years, we have been advocating the benefits of moving to Mexico and creating a more simplified lifestyle that focuses on your true needs. Our Simple Living section brings together all the articles related to this subject including planning a lifestyle in Mexico, matching locations with your needs, and much more

Rains and mosquitoes: As air temperatures pick-up across Mexico, mosquitoes are beginning to return in earnest, and will thrive when the rain season begins in May-June.  Our article about dealing with mosquitoes provides practical advice that will help you to mitigate the nuisances and protect your health and home.

Local economy support: The Phase 3 measures of the Coronavirus event can severely affect independent businesses and traders in your local community.  There are innovative ways you can help your local Mexican economy and support your local friends and traders through this unprecedented period in history.  This article describes what you can do to support your local Mexican economy.  We also encourage you to tip often and tip generously during this difficult time.

Immigration support: For readers with residency cards, you can find information about renewals as well as the special process for renewing expired residency cards (including the rules if you’re outside of Mexico when it expires).  If you’re currently in Mexico under the auspice of a visitor’s permit, you can learn more about that on this article.  If you need assistance with your permit application or renewals, consider using our immigration assistance service.

Health insurance in Mexico: Many readers have been asking us about how to get health insurance here.  If you’re considering healthcare coverages in Mexico, read about your choices for healthcare cover in Mexico and connect to relevant resources and contacts which include health insurance quotes and medical evacuation.

Sharpen-up your language: If you’re seeking to improve your Spanish language skills, our PinPoint Spanish Series is a treasure box of insights that help you learn about the context and nuances of Spanish language usage in Mexico.

Travel & Tourism in Mexico: The Coronavirus event has delivered a profound shock to travel and tourism across Mexico, and worldwide.  In addition to affecting travel companies, it’s also affecting localities which depend on tourism (domestic and international) for their livelihood.  We will respond to needs of travel providers in due course.  In the meantime, you can find inspiration for future visits by browsing Extraordinary Travel Experiences, and Travel Destinations in Mexico.

Useful Resources

Discover Mexico: Visit our Discover Mexico section for the latest stream of articles and features to help you get insights and connections to Mexico.

Mexico Features: Our features share ideas and connections for Travel, Lifestyle and Real Estate.

Immigration Assistance: When you need help applying for residency, or help renewing your existing residency permit (or working through a ‘regularization’ procedure after a mishap), consider using this Mexico Immigration Assistance Service, which offers personalized advice and practical help.

Mexico Insurance: Everything you need to know about Healthcare, Auto and Evacuation coverages in Mexico.

Mexico eBooks: Browse and download free eBooks which provide useful knowledge about Mexico including the 2020 editions of our Mexico Immigration Guide and Mexico Cost of Living Guide.

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Matthew Harrup is founder and editor of Mexperience