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Bienvenidos a la Ciudad de México!

Welcome to 2030 IN SIGHT LIVE in the vibrant heart of Mexico City! Positioned between the USA and South America, Mexico offers a rich blend of history and unparalleled opportunities. Prepare to explore the lively culture, storied history, and culinary wonders of this bustling metropolis. From ancient Aztec ruins to contemporary art galleries, Mexico City presents a myriad of experiences for every event-goer. We hope our Mexico City information will help you make the most of your time at 2030 IN SIGHT LIVE.

Mexico City stands out as a dynamic business hub, home to a diverse array of industries and a flourishing tech sector. Immerse yourself in the city’s tapestry of history, spanning seven centuries, from the iconic Zócalo to the ancient marvel of Teotihuacan. Beyond the event sessions, seize the chance to explore a city that seamlessly weaves tradition and modernity. Indulge in the diverse culinary scene.

This event isn’t just about professional growth; it’s an invitation to immerse yourself in the cultural richness and warmth of Mexico City. Join us for an exceptional event experience in one of the world’s most captivating cities. We look forward to welcoming you!

Travel

Those arriving from around the world can use Benito Juárez International Airport. The airport is a key international hub and receives hundreds of flights each day from around the world. The airport is very large and has good facilities, including hotels, banking services, duty-free shops, restaurants, cafés, traditional stores, information kiosks, and airline lounges. Due to the size of the airport, it could take a while to get to your departure gat, so please make sure you leave enough time.

Benito Juárez International Airport is located 12km east of central Mexico City and a 45 – 60-minute drive from the Polanco neighbourhood where the global event is taking place. Depending on the time of day, the traffic in Mexico City can become very busy, please make sure you allow for traffic when planning your journey.

We would advise getting an authorized taxi inside the building from the airport to your hotel. Tickets for the fixed-rate official airport taxis (white and mustard with an aeroplane logo, SITIO 300) are available for buy inside the terminal, at the counter marked ‘Transportación Terrestre’. There are also money-changing facilities available at the airport.

We are currently exploring preferential rates with hotels in the Polanco neighborhood for attendees of 2030 IN SIGHT LIVE. Once the rates are confirmed, we will send around communications and update this section of the website.

Those arriving from around the world can use Benito Juárez International Airport, which is around 45 – 60-minute drive from the Polanco neighbourhood where the Global Event is taking place. We would advise getting an authorized taxi inside the building from the airport to your hotel.

Please be aware that visas may be necessary for travel to Mexico from your country.

Nationalities who do not require visa

Nationals of countries mentioned here do not require visas for stays of up to 180 days as tourists, in transit or for business. Additionally, all international visitors, regardless of their nationality, do not require a visa if they have a valid visa issued by any the following countries: Canada, Japan, US, UK or any of the countries comprising the Schengen Area or if they have a valid permanent resident card from Canada, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Peru, US, UK or any of the countries comprising the Schengen Area. People of other nationalities are required to obtain visas prior to arrival in the country.

Business travellers are required to present a letter from the host company or organisation. Visa invitation letters will be made available for those who require them after event registration is completed. For more information, please email [email protected].

All visitors, regardless of nationality, need a valid passport (with at least 6 months validity) and a tourist card or FMM – (Forma Migratoria Múltiple). Tourist cards are free, and if you’re flying direct, you should get one on the plane, or from the airline before leaving.

Immigration may require foreign nationals to show evidence of funds to finance their stay and/or an onward or return ticket.

There are currently no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering Mexico.

Travel via US

If you are flying into Mexico via the United States of America you may require a US visa as well as a Mexican visa. We would advise direct flights where possible to avoid needing to get a US visa.

Nationalities who require visa

If you require a visa, you will be required to attend in person a consular interview which can be booked though the following site: https://citas.sre.gob.mx/

It is recommended you use the country specific pages or contact your local embassy for more information however generally you will need:

Non-refundable Visa Application Fee

Supporting documentation eg application form, valid passport, photograph, travel itinerary, proof of funds etc

For more information around visas please visit:

If you are unable to see your country in the list above, please contact your nearest Mexican Embassy.

We would suggest that you take taxis only from established stands, as they are more secure. Avoid hailing a taxi from the street. Taxis from the Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City (AICM) to the Polanco area will be in a range of $280 to $380 MXN.

You’ll be pleased to hear that Uber and Cabify both operate within Mexico City. These app-based cabs provide a private transportation service across Mexico City and beyond, the pre-paid rate is agreed before entry to the cab ensuring you are not overcharged. Rates for these services do vary and can get quite high during busy hours.

To download their app and start planning your trip, visit the App Store or Google Play Store on your mobile device.

There may be some transportation for the conference days provided. More details will be confirmed about event transportation in the coming months.

The Essentials

The currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso, which is shortened to MXN. However, US dollars are also widely accepted in Mexico as well. Many places accept card payments also, check your card to see if there are any international currency transaction fees before using your card abroad.

If carrying cash, we would recommend denominations no larger than the 500 MXN note, as shops and restaurants will often refuse to accept larger notes; acquiring small change can be difficult.

To enhance your peace of mind during your travels, we recommend using ATMs situated within banks and other reputable commercial establishments. Your safety is our priority.

The average temperature in Mexico City in June ranges between 13 degrees Celsius and 26 degrees Celsius. June is a relatively dry month in Mexico City, there may be some rain in the afternoons, but it rarely rains all day.

Mexico City is one of the highest cities in the world at 2,240 m (7,349 ft) above sea level and is classed as a high-altitude city. You may wish to allow yourself extra time before the Global Event and any meetings to adjust to the altitude and time zone.

Spanish is the national language, but English is widely used in business circles. Hotel staff are likely to speak English.

Type A and Type B plugs C are the most commonly used in Mexico. International travellers are advised to bring suitable adaptors.

To find out more about Mexico City and how you can explore the local area to help plan your visit please see the links below:

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/mexico-city

Or

https://mexicocity.cdmx.gob.mx/

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The Association to Prevent Blindness