The hurricane season normally runs from June to November and affects both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Hurricane Sandra is developing in the Pacific and heavy rainfall is expected to affect the States of Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Colima, Sinaloa, Sonora, Chihuahua, Jalisco, Zacatecas, Michoacán and Durango. If you are in the affected areas, monitor the progress of approaching storm on the website of the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See our tropical cyclones page for information and advice about what to do if you’re caught up in a storm.

Protests have affected Mexico City and other parts of the country. You should avoid demonstrations and follow the advice of the local authorities if you’re in an area where a protest is taking place. Illegal roadblocks have been reported more frequently, particularly in the state of Guerrero. If you’re driving in Guerrero, travel during daylight hours and use toll roads, although you may still encounter disruptions. If possible, travel by air if you’re visiting a major tourist destination in Guerrero.

424,860 British nationals visited Mexico in 2014. Most visits are trouble-free.

The security situation can pose a risk for foreigners. Be alert to the existence of street crime as well as more serious violent crime like robbery, assault and vehicle hijacking. In certain parts of Mexico you should take particular care to avoid being caught up in drug related violence between criminal groups. See Crime and Violence

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.