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U.S. State Department issues Mexico travel advisory

Posted: 5:53 PM, Aug 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-01 16:55:10Z

The U.S. State Department issued a Mexico travel advisory due to recent crimes.

The widespread incidents include homicides, kidnappings, carjackings and robberies.

Travelers are urged to use caution as some areas have increased risk.

According to the U.S. Department of State website, travelers should consider the following:

Do not travel to:

  • 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.

If you decide to travel to Mexico:

  • Use toll roads when possible and avoid driving at night.
  • Exercise increased caution when visiting local bars, nightclubs, and casinos.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on  Facebook  and  Twitter .
  • Review the  Crime and Safety Reports  for Mexico.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the  Traveler’s Checklist .

For more information, read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.