Ready to travel south of the border for Spring break? Not so fast. First you need to read the latest travel advisory coming from U.S. State Department which raised their warning for U.S. citizens to ‘Level 2- Increased Caution‘ for the entire country of Mexico.
“The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as travel by U.S. government employees to these areas is prohibited or significantly restricted.
U.S. government employees may not travel between cities after dark, may not hail taxis on the street, and must rely on dispatched vehicles, including from app-based services like Uber, or those from regulated taxi stands. U.S. government employees may not drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of Mexico with the exception of daytime travel within Baja California, and between Nogales and Hermosillo on Mexican Federal Highway 15D.” Click here to read Mexico Travel Advisory
The advisory added that “Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as travel by U.S. government employees to these areas is prohibited or significantly restricted.”
The State Department warns U.S. citizen to avoid travel in these Mexican states:
- Colima state due to crime
- Guerrero state due to crime
- Michoacán state due to crime
- Sinaloa state due to crime
- Tamaulipas state due to crime.