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(Meredith) – The U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory to anyone traveling to Mexico soon.

The advisory for Mexico has been upgraded to level 2, which encourages travelers to “exercise increased caution.”

[Click here to view the full warning on the State Department's website]

The Department issued a list of places travelers should avoid or reconsider travel to:

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 and kidnapping.

Reconsider Travel To:

  • Chihuahua state due to crime.
  • Coahuila state due to crime.
  • Durango state due to crime.
  • Jalisco state due to crime.
  • Mexico state due to crime.
  • Morelos state due to crime.
  • Nayarit state due to crime.
  • Nuevo Leon state due to crime.
  • San Luis Potosi state due to crime.
  • Sonora state due to crime.
  • Zacatecas state due to crime.

It also has a checklist of what you should be aware of should you decide to travel to Mexico:

  • Keep your traveling companions and family back home informed of your travel plans. If separating from your travel group, send a friend your GPS location. If taking a taxi alone, take a photo of the taxi number and/or license plate and text to a friend.
  • Use toll roads when possible and avoid driving alone or at night. In many states, police presence and emergency services are extremely limited outside the state capital or major cities.
  • 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.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.

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(3) comments

Jimmy coors

Don’t go there ,nothing good about the place ! Maga 2020 building the tall wall !

bottom and company

Excellent warning. But if US authorities are so conscientious, instead of feeding the hysteria over highway stick up squads and ghostly weed cartels [who confront US tourists like never] you'd think they might mention the REAL threat that's been active against Americans in Mexico for hundreds of years. And that's the tens of thousands of crooked cops and police impersonation teams that have specialized in robbing, framing and targeting Americans since then Lt. George S. Patton's forces hunted Pancho Villa! Or maybe US authorities just don't mind if these worms rob you.

Kim4zeal

My son got shaken down last week by the Mexican police, they wanted him to give up his gold chain and ring, tried to say he was having sex on the beach when in fact he was just swimming. Believe it or not some locals got involved and distracted the police, he was able to hand off his jewelry to a friend but he still had to pay both cops $60 each. The police corruption is outrageous to say the least!!

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