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insurance in mexico

My plan is shipping the bike from Italy and to ride from Canada to Mexico and back.

So my questions are:

1. how can I provide for the insurance of the bike valid in Mexico (I'm italian and my bike is registered in Italy);

2. is necessary the carnet de passage or some other document to travel in Mexico with an italian bike?

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1. You can buy Mexican insurance before you enter Mexico at the Mexican border. There are tons of insurance shops near the border. Go to a couple and ask for the rates. If you are going to be in mexico for a long time, it may be cheaper to buy a policy for one year. Runs about $120 for one year liability only.

2. No carnet de passage is required for Mexico. Do bring your Drivers License, Passport, title for the motorcycle, and a credit card (Mastercard, Visa, maybe Amex) in your name. If you don't have a title, they often accept a vehicle Registration paper instead. Fees for a TVIP (Temporary Vehicle Import Permit) is $29 for 90 days. You will also need to get a tourist card if you plan on staying in Mexico for more than 72 hours. A tourist card is $20. You get both right after you cross the border into Mexico.

--Terry (just left Mexico yesterday, now in Belize, on the wonderful Caye Caulker)
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When I took my van into Mex 2 or 3 years ago I just found a broker on the internet. You fill out a webpage including dates of travel etc, give them your credit card #, and print out the insurance slip.

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I was just down in Baja a month ago, got my insurance over the internet from http://www.bajabound.com/

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