2015 Updated Mexico Travel Warning from U.S. Department of State

Posted: May 20, 2015

Author: Jessica S.

Posted In: Safety of Mexico

In an effort to make sure U.S. citizens are aware of any international security concerns in Mexico, the U.S. Department of State has been updating their travel warning about every eight months or so. The report was edited May 5, 2015, with little changes from its prior.

 

map300General Conditions

Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day. The Mexican government dedicates substantial resources to protect visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that organized criminal groups have targeted U.S. visitors or residents based on their nationality. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime that are reported in the border region or in areas along major trafficking routes.  More >>

 

 

State Assessment:

The follow states have no warning or advisories in effect, unless noted otherwise with an asterisk (*) or pound sign (#). For your convenience, we have highlighted the touristic destinations that can be found in those states.

Baja California Sur##: 
Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, Todos Santos, Isla Espiritu Santo, Loreto, Laguna San Ignacio, Magdelena Bay

Campeche: No advisory is in effect.
Campeche City, Calakmul, Edzna

Chiapas: No advisory is in effect.
San Cristobal de las Casas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Comitán, Tapachula, Palenque, Yaxchilán, Bonampak, Toniná, Sumidero Canyon, San Juan Chamula, Zinacantan

Guanajuato: No advisory is in effect.
Guanajuato City, Leon, San Miguel de Allende

Guerrero*:
Acapulco, Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa

Hidalgo: No advisory is in effect.

Jalisco#:
Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Tequila

Distrito Federal: No advisory is in effect.
Mexico City (Polanco, Santa Fe, San Angel, Coyoacan, La Condesa, Chapultepec Park, Bascilica de Guadalupe, Historic Center, Zócalo, Xochimilco, Templo Mayor, Bellas Artes)

Michoacan*:
Morelia

Nayarit#:
Riviera Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta, Punta de Mita, Sayulita, Bucerias

Oaxaca: No advisory is in effect.
Oaxaca City, Sierra Norte, Monte Alban, Mitla,  Teotitlán del Valle, San Bartolo de Coyotepec, San Martin Tilcajete,  Cuilápam de Guerrero, Tlacolula,  Huatulco, Puerto Escondido

Puebla: No advisory is in effect.
Puebla City, San Andres Cholula, San Pedro Cholula

Queretaro: No advisory is in effect.
Queretaro City, Bernal

Quintana Roo: No advisory is in effect.
Cancun, Riviera Maya, Tulum,  Playa del Carmen, Mayakoba, Akumal, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Aventuras, Cozumel, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve,  Xpu-Ha

Sinaloa*:
Mazatlan

Tabasco: No advisory is in effect.
Villahermosa

Tlaxcala: No advisory is in effect.

Yucatan: No advisory is in effect.
Merida, Chichen Itza, Isla Holbox,  Ek Balam, Valladolid,  Izmal, Uxmal

*There are advisories in effect for the state. The listed cities listed okay for travel but you should exercise caution and stay within tourist areas.
#There are advisories in effect for the state in general but does not specifically mention the listed cities below.
## There are advisories in effect for the state but in very specific areas, the cities listed are not included in the advisory.
Read the official warning for specific details and outlines.

 

Journey Mexico Recommends

As with any travel, you should always exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings. We encourage everyone to review the detailed information on staying safe in Mexico via the State Department’s Country Specific Information for Mexico.  We also recommend reading Journey Mexico Owner, Zach Rabinor’s recent interview on safety: What You Need To Know As A Traveler Visiting Mexico Right Now

 

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Note: The U.S Department of State travel warning was updated January 19, 2016. Read the new post here: 2016 UPDATED MEXICO TRAVEL WARNING FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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One Response to “2015 Updated Mexico Travel Warning from U.S. Department of State”

  1. Brent

    We love living in Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico and are often asked about the safety. I have many joking responses I would share in person but in all seriousness as long as you behave as you would in your home city, with common sense, go to the beach, go to restaurants and enjoy yourself you really have nothing to worry about. I have literally felt less safe in my home cites in Canada more than have here in Huatulco, We welcome you to come check it out for yourself.

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