Drive To Rocky Point, Mexico
The US Department of State often issues travel warnings for travelers to Mexico. Rocky Point is one of those areas that had an alert issued whereby travelers are advised to limit their travel to daylight hours. You should consider these alerts and check if there are any before you leave home.
To enter Mexico, you need a passport or a US Passport Card. You should carry your proof of ownership of your vehicle with you as well. One important issue you should take care of before you leave home is insurance.
Your American or Canadian car insurance will not be valid in Mexico. Incidents happen everywhere you go, so you should consider that you may be involved in thefts, small bumps or you could be involved in a serious accident. If you do not have valid Mexican car insurance, you could face time in jail. It is not difficult to obtain Mexican auto insurance, so there is no reason to visit the country without it. You may click here to purchase your Mexican insurance policy.
You should decide if you want to purchase liability only or comprehensive insurance. Liability only will not offer coverage for any damage you incur personally. It only covers damage and injury to third parties. If you intend driving a high value vehicle to Mexico or you want peace of mind while traveling, you should consider opting for a comprehensive policy.
Before you leave to drive to Rocky Point, you should ensure that you have a map or that your GPS is in working order. You do not want to get lost in a foreign country. Taking a trip to Rocky Point is no different to visiting another US city, however you are in a different country and should consider some factors such as the following:
- Do not take guns or ammunition to Mexico with you
- You should not take up employment in Mexico, unless you have the documents to do so legally
- Obtain suitable legal advice if you intend buying property while in Mexico
- If you intend going beyond the free zone, you will require a vehicle permit. You should do your research on the areas you intend visiting, before you leave home
- You should carry your vehicle ownership and registration papers with you, along with your Mexican car insurance policy. It is a good idea to make a couple of copies of these documents, in case you lose one copy. You should print your auto insurance policy in both English and Spanish. This often makes it easier if you happen to be stopped by a traffic officer who does not understand English
- If you are towing any vehicles, ensure that you have the relevant documents to prove ownership
- If your dog is accompanying you on your trip, he or she will require documents from your vet which indicate that all the vaccinations have been done
- You should not try to return to the US with fruit, plants or coral
- If you make any purchases within Mexico, retain your receipts. You may need to produce it at Customs