Should You Visit Mexico? Travel Advisory 2024

Should You Visit Mexico? Travel Advisory 2024

Mexico is typically safe for travelers who exercise caution. However, it’s crucial to recognize that the crime landscape in Mexico varies significantly from one state to another.

Continue reading to learn which states are subject to an elevated travel advisory by the U.S. State Department.

The U.S. government’s warnings should not be disregarded because the high crime rates in these areas present a serious risk to public safety.

Luckily, these areas are not near major tourist destinations, so visitors will be mostly safe.

LATEST NEWS from Mexico:

March 1 – U.S. Mexico embassy issues alert on spring travel to the country

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico have released a travel alert for Americans planning to visit Mexico during spring break. The advisory, posted on Monday, highlights several potential safety concerns, including crime, for the popular destination.

“U.S. citizens should exercise increased caution in the downtown areas of popular spring break locations including Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, especially after dark.” 

Read on to find out what locations you are advised not to travel to. 

Areas to Avoid in Mexico  

These are the regions designated as level 4 by the U.S. State Department. This designation indicates that American citizens should avoid traveling to these areas due to the heightened risk of life-threatening dangers. The department advises that in the event of an emergency, the U.S. government may have minimal capacity to offer assistance.

(Level 4) – Do Not Travel To:

  • Colima state due to crime and kidnapping.
  • Guerrero state due to crime.
  • Michoacan state due to crime and kidnapping.
  • Sinaloa state due to crime and kidnapping
  • Tamaulipas state due to crime and kidnapping.
  • Zacatecas state due to crime and kidnapping.

U.S. Travel Advisory

The U.S. State Department advises citizens to be extra cautious. due to crime in the country. They inform us that Mexico is a country where both violent and nonviolent crimes happen.

The agency claims that in many parts of Mexico, the United States government’s capacity to offer emergency services to its citizens is restricted. (Read above, “Areas to Avoid in Mexico.”)  

Canada Travel Advisory

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The post “Is Mexico Safe To Visit? Travel Advisory 2024” by Maria Valencia was published on 03/02/2024 by