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Updated June 2024

The air is charged with anticipation as we count down the days until the FIFA World Cup 2026. The last FIFA World Cup in Qatar garnered a whopping 3.4 million spectators, with an average overall attendance capacity of 96.3%, attracting the highest crowd since the pandemic. Over 1 million people visited Qatar from other countries to witness the game in person.

Looking ahead to 2026, the atmosphere promises to be even more electric. The FIFA World Cup is a global phenomenon that unites fans from all corners of the world, and we can expect even greater numbers to experience the magic live. This is a truly inclusive event where everyone has the chance to cheer on their favorite teams and witness the beautiful game at its finest. Ladies, Wego has noted a few tips to help you make the most of your visit to the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico. 

Is the US, Canada, and Mexico safe for women? 

The United States, Canada and Mexico are generally considered safer destinations to travel to for women travelers. But when it comes to traveling the world as a woman, there are certain things one must always practice, like mindfulness and consciousness, in order to truly feel safe. 

There will be an increased presence of security officers and police protection during the games to ensure the safety of all World Cup attendees, especially women travelers to the three hosting countries. 

Always remember that no matter how safe a place may be, there is always a chance of risk or danger in any form if precaution is not practiced.

Do’s and don’ts in the US, Canada, Mexico 

Every country has its own set of cultural norms and etiquette that is only polite to follow. When visiting the United States, Canada and Mexico for FIFA World Cup 2026, we recommend taking care of these few things when traveling. 

  • dress comfortably when you are traveling for the World Cup and at the stadium. 
  • clear after yourself when you are in a public space.
  • people are friendly in the United States, Canada and Mexico, so if they are smiling at you and asking you how you have been, it’s okay to just respond as promptly as you can and move on. 
  • be mindful and read body language to gauge a situation. Always remember to call for help if your gut feelings say that something does not feel right. 
  • research taxis and other ride-share companies before you go. Make sure they are licensed and reputable. 

Here are a few things to avoid the World Cup 2026 stadiums in the US, Canada, and Mexico:

  • strong perfumes or colognes 
  • selfie sticks 
  • horns or lasers
  • gambling
  • smoking
  • political or religious signs
  • anything that can be perceived as a weapon of any kind, including knives, belts 
  • DSLR cameras (with big lens) inside the stadium 
  • try to avoid wearing colors that can considered visually distracting inside the stadiums, like neon colors 

Getting around in the US, Canada, Mexico

If you plan on staying for a longer duration in the US, Canada, and Mexico, renting a car may be cheaper. Anyone can rent a car to drive around the United States, Canada and Mexico as long as they have an international driver’s permit (IDP) printed in English and a driver’s license from their home country. 

UBER is a safe choice if you wish to use public transport. You can also opt for the 24-hour hop-on, hop-off buses or metros that are available in most cities hosting the games and are well-connected to most stadiums.

For more details on World Cup travel packages and transport suggestions within the country, check out our World Cup Travel Guide

 

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