Belize shares a large land border with Mexico to the north and the northwest, and the two countries share a lot of economic, cultural, and tourism industry ties. The Mexican Embassy in Belmopan has recently issued an advisory to all Belizeans driving in/to Mexico that they must obtain car insurance valid for operating a vehicle in Mexico. 

Unfortunately, a lot of Belizean drivers who regularly cross into Mexico, including the border town of Chetumal, think that either their Belizean insurance will cover them or that they do not need car insurance if they’re only in Mexico for a few hours. This is not true. Mexican law requires all drivers operating a vehicle in Mexico to have car insurance that is valid in Mexico, even if the driver is “only” making a quick journey to border towns like Chetumal, Cancun, Merida, Tumul, or Playa del Carmen.

Speaking to the press, Hugo Juarez Carillo, the press and legal affairs representative of the Mexican Embassy in Belize said, “You do not need a special permit for your car if you are only traveling to Quintana Roo State, but you must obtain one if you are driving in Mexico outside of Quintana Roo. We welcome Belizeans are our brothers, but please remember that you must obtain Mexican car insurance if you are driving in Mexico.”

Simpsons Insurance Agency, Ltd. (Siabz) is the premier insurance agency in Belize with over 30 years of experience. Siabz has a wide range of Mexican car insurance products that provide coverage nationwide in Mexico. These insurance policies are backed by the largest insurance company in Mexico.

Siabz’s Mexican car insurance products provide coverage in case of vehicle theft or damage to a vehicle, including damage caused by natural phenomena like tornados, hurricanes, hail, volcanic eruptions, floods, and earthquakes. Siabz’s Mexican car insurance also provides coverage in case a building or tree collapses and causes damage to the car.

These comprehensive Mexican car insurance products also provide coverage in case the car is struck by another vehicle in Mexico as well as paying for repairs. And Mexican car insurance from Siabz also protects the driver if their automobile damages someone else’s property. Car insurance also provides coverage for roadside assistance, including accidentally being locked out of the vehicle or running out of fuel.

If you are planning on driving your vehicle into Mexico, even if it’s just to a border town, you are required by law to obtain Mexican car insurance! Buy your affordable Mexican car insurance coverage from Siabz, the leading insurance provider in Belize for more than 30 years.