Pope to Mexico! What you need to visit Mexico.

It’s somewhat official! Pope Francis intends on visiting Mexico, preferably in the coming new year.

It was also mentioned, though not confirmed by the EL Paso Times newspaper, that Cd. Juarez may be on the Popes itinerary.

Our local Catholic Bishop, Mark J. Seitz, is said to be “cautiously optimistic” about a visit to Cd. Juarez.

What a marvelous opportunity to witness this world event. If you plan on seeing the Pope while he is in Mexico, then you have to plan for your visit to Mexico.

If you are traveling by car, and the border area is on his itinerary, then the requirements are very simple.

* Everyone must posses a valid Passport from their country of citizenship to return through U.S.
* The driver or operator of the vehicle must posses a valid Drivers License from their home country
* You must posses an auto insurance policy from a legally licensed and authorized Mexico insurance company (Mexico does not recognize U.S. auto insurance)

If you intend on viewing Pope Francis if he travels to Chihuahua, CHIH. then you will be traveling into what is termed the interior of Mexico. The requirements are the same above with a few additional requirements:

* Everyone must posses a valid Passport from their country of citizenship to return through U.S.
* The driver or operator of the vehicle must posses a valid Drivers License from their home country
* You must posses an auto insurance policy from a legally licensed and authorized Mexico insurance company (Mexico does not recognize U.S. auto insurance)
* You must purchase a vehicle permit at roughly the 26 kilometer checkpoint if traveling from Cd. Juarez to Chihuahua.

Upon returning to the U.S. from Chihuahua you must, and this is really important, you must have the vehicle permit removed, no exceptions. If you do not, then your name is not removed from their entry computer system and the next time you travel into Mexico, it could cause you real headaches.

We would be delighted to answer your questions, comments or concerns.

Remember, for all of your Mexico Tourist Auto, Homeowners, Motorcycles, Boats and International Health Insurance needs, please call us at 1-800-434-3966 OR Email us at ici@mxici.com or visit us at mxici.com to issue your own policy. We appreciate your business!

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