When visiting Mexico City, it’s always a good idea to check the tourist cards issued by the government and tour operators, especially if you plan to make a long trip.
These cards are often issued for tourists who have booked in advance and are not paid in advance.
To avoid scams, it is advised to only take the tourist card if you are able to prove you have visited Mexico City and you are not travelling on a tourist visa or a work visa.
This includes if you will be in Mexico for a month or more, or if you intend to travel by air, boat or car.
A guidebook for tourists can help you avoid these pitfalls.
If you need assistance with your tourist card or your travel plans, read on to find out how to avoid a scam.
What to look out forThe most common scam is when tourists are presented with a tourist card issued in another country but not in Mexico.
For example, if you travel to Peru by plane, the tourist ticket will be issued in Peru, but not Mexico.
Similarly, a tourist from Singapore will be offered a tourist tourist card but not the one issued in Singapore.
The tourist card will be presented in Singapore, but it will be invalid in Mexico because it was issued in that country.
You may have to prove that you have lived in Mexico since you booked the card in advance, but there are other ways to prove this.
A travel agent may give you a list of foreign countries that you can travel to, or they may be able to help you with a copy of your passport.
Another way to get around this is to use a tourist information card, which can be used by all citizens of a country.
However, it requires proof of a residence in that particular country, so the more expensive the card, the more difficult it is to get.
For more information, read our guide on tourist cards.
How to check tourist cards and tourist information cardsWhat to avoidThe following is a list which highlights the most common scams and offers advice on how to spot them.
This list does not include all tourist cards that are issued by governments and tour companies.
The information is provided for reference only and is not intended to be considered a complete list.
You should contact the tourist authority for any other tourist information or tourist cards, or ask the official in charge of your tour.
How are tourist cards made?
Tourist cards are issued for travellers who have already booked in Mexico, and can be reused.
To get around these issues, you can either buy a tourist ticket on the day you plan your trip, or buy one at a tourist attraction or tourist card store.
You can also print and send a copy to your travel agent or a travel agent can also issue you a tourist travel card.
If your passport is valid, your tourist travel cards are valid in Mexico too, but your card will not be valid in other countries.
If the tourist information is valid and you have booked for at least two months in Mexico before your trip to the country, your card may be valid for up to two years.
If you plan on spending more than a few days in Mexico and do not have a tourist cards card, then it is advisable to check in advance to make sure that your itinerary does not contain any trips that will take place in Mexico within the next two months.
If not, you should ensure that your passport has been checked in by a travel agency in your destination country before you travel.
If this is not the case, you will need to make arrangements for your passport to be scanned at a travel counter in Mexico if you have a valid tourist card.
The traveller card can be issued as long as you have at least three months in the country.
If more than three months have passed, you need to show a valid travel document in order to get your tourist tourist cards again.
How do I get a tourist tourism card in Mexico?
If you are travelling in Mexico on a visitor visa or work visa, you must have your passport scanned and you should also check in with your travel agency before you arrive in the city.
The agency will check your visa status, ask you to provide proof of your residence, and issue you your tourist cards with the visa number and passport number of your travel visa or employment permit.
It is important to get these cards within 48 hours of your arrival in Mexico in order for the tourist status to be valid.
For a tourist to travel on a tourism card, you also need to give the travel agency your travel documents and the passport number and visa number of the person you are visiting.
If no documents are available, the agency will issue you the tourist tourist information.
If the tourist identity is invalid, the travel agent will issue your tourist information and your tourist identity will be valid only for a limited period.
If a travel agreement with the travel company expires in a few weeks, the documents will be cancelled.
If they do not expire within 48 days