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State Dept. Issues New Travel Advisory for Mexico “Violent Crime is Widespread”

 

July 21, 2018

 

On July 17, the following related Flash SMS message was sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

 

7/17 – US Dept of State issues updated travel advisory for Mexico. “Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread.” See email.

What You Need To Know

On Tuesday, AlertsUSA subscribers were informed of the State Department’s release of a new travel advisory for Mexico warning that “violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread.” According to the the advisory, the U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel to these areas.

Additionally, U.S. government employees are prohibited from intercity travel after dark in many areas of Mexico. U.S. government employees are also not permitted to drive from the US-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of Mexico with the exception of daytime travel on Highway 15 between Nogales and Hermosillo.

AlertsUSA cautions readers that if you, a family member, or colleague are planning a trip to Mexico, regardless of the destination or duration of travel, it is extremely important that you;

1.) Read the State Department’s country information page.

2.) Read this most recent Mexico Travel Advisory.

3.) Follow the State Department’s recommendations, including:

Do not travel to:


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