The U.S. Department of State issued a high-level travel advisory for the country of Mexico on December 8, 2021, that suggests potential visitors’ reconsider traveling’ to Mexico.
The State Department says, ‘The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico.’
The Level 3 Advisory clarifies that travel by U.S. government employees to certain areas is prohibited or restricted.
Furthermore, U.S. government employees may not travel between cities after dark and avoid traveling alone, especially in remote areas.
For transportation needs, U.S. staff may not hail taxis on the street and must rely on dispatched vehicles, including app-based services like Uber and regulated taxi stands.
And U.S. government employees may not drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of Mexico, except for daytime travel within Baja California, between Nogales and Hermosillo on Mexican Federal Highway 15D, and between Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey on Highway 85D.
Specifically, this Travel Advisory identifies the following areas of concern:
- Do Not Travel To Colima state, Guerrero state, Michoacan state, Sinaloa state, and Tamaulipas state due to crime and kidnapping.
- Reconsider Travel To Baja California state, Chihuahua state, Coahuila state, Durango state, Guanajuato state, Jalisco state, Mexico state, Morelos state, Nayarit state, Sonora state, and Zacatecas state due to crime and/or kidnapping.
- Exercise Increased Caution When Traveling To Aguascalientes state, Baja California Sur state, Chiapas state, Hidalgo state, Mexico City, Nuevo Leon state, Oaxaca state, Puebla state, Queretaro state, Quintana Roo state, San Luis Potosi state, Tabasco state, Tlaxcala state, Veracruz state due to crime.
- Exercise Normal Precautions When Traveling To Campeche state and Yucatan state.
When visiting Mexico, the State Department suggests enrolling in the Smart…