The Apollo Guide to

Mexico City,
CDMX, Mexico

World Class Care, For Less

everything you need to know before you arrive in Mexico City

Is it safe?

Mexico City is home to some 20 million people, and safety varies dramatically between different zones and neighborhoods. It is best to stay in neighborhoods like Centro, Roma, and Condesa which are considered very safe and to avoid the shadier parts of town including Tepito, La Lagunilla, Doctores, and Mercado Merced.

Travelers should take sensible safety precautions like not flashing expensive items and drinking in moderation, but Mexico City is safe and receptive to tourists. For an up to date assessment check the latest US State Department Travel Advisory.

What Are the Current Rules and Restrictions?

As of 25 January 2020, travelers seeking entry into Mexico do not have any additional requirements or restrictions.

A negative COVID taken within 72 hours is required for patients returning to the United States

Detailed, current updates can be found at the US Embassy Covid-19 Information Page

How do I get to Mexico City?

Getting in to Mexico City:
Mexico City's Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) offers direct flights to 26 destinations in the United States.

From the Airport:
Mexico City's Airport is centrally located, and is a short cab ride from the city center. The best option for most travelers will be to take an Uber, InDriver, or a cab to their accommodations.

An Uber will generally cost:
$85 MXN ($4.25 USD) to Roma
$100 MXN ($5 USD) to Centro
$110 MXN ($5.50 USD) to Condesa

If you need any assistance or have any questions, your patient coordinator will always be available to help you.

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Getting Around is Easy

If you want to explore the city, the easiest and least expensive option is to use Uber. Uber is a safer and less expensive alternative to taxis and the app ensures that you pay a fair price. Uber is widely available in Mexico City.

To make full use of Mexico City's transportation options, check out the Moovit. Moovit suggests various routes using public transit and makes it easy to get around like a local.


You don't need to Speak Spanish!

Mexico City has a large, English speaking expat community that manages fine using basic Spanish. Hotels, clinics, and restaurants cater to an English speaking clientele. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to communicate in Spanish, SpanishDict is the best translator out there.


Bundle and Save

Mexico City offers low-cost, high quality procedures made all the more affordable by the low cost of living and a strong US Dollar. Bundling optical services, prescription drug purchases, and procedures will help make your trip all the more worth the visit.


Take in the Sights

Mexico City is home to elaborate architecture, incredible food, and unique experiences. Check out The Ultimate Mexico City Travel Guide to start putting together your own itinerary.


Watch out for Altitude Sickness

Mexico City is sits at 2,240 meters (7,350 ft) above sea level. This altitude is far higher than what most Americans are accustomed to, and visitors should drink plenty of fluids and electrolytes over the first several days to acclimate.

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Clinics in Mexico City


4.8/5 – 186 Reviews

Ideal Dental Center offers a full range of dental specialists under one roof and provides care with a team approach in which several dentists collaborate to create a treatment plan for each patient.

Dia de los Muertos in Mexico City

Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO)

Mexico City celebrates the Dia de los Muertos from late October to early November. This holiday marks the temporary return to earth of the souls of deceased family members and loved ones.

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