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The U.S. State Department’s Updated Travel Advisory for Mexico

25 February 2012

The U.S. State Department issued its most recent Travel Advisory for Mexico in February, highlighting the areas of Mexico that are safe for travel.  Those areas include:

  • Baja California South, including Cabo San Lucas
  • Parts of Southern Mexico including Campeche, Chiapas
  • Central Mexico including Estado de Mexico, Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Leon and Hidalgo, Puebla, Queretaro
  • Mexico City
  • Oaxaca including Huatulco and Puerto Escondido
  • Quintana Roo including Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel and Tulum
  • Tabasco including Villahermosa
  • Tlaxcala
  • Yucatan including Merida and Chichen Itza

States to avoid or to exercise caution in include:

  • Chihuahua
  • Tijuana
  • Coahuila
  • Durango
  • Nuevo Leon
  • Sinaloa

As both Travel Mexico and State Department point out, every year, millions of travelers from the United States cross into Mexico for business, pleasure or educational purposes.  From Travel Mexico :

In fact, over 150,000 U.S. citizens venture into Mexico on a daily basis. The Mexican government spends a considerable amount of resources to protect tourists from both the U.S. and other countries. As a result, resorts and other tourist destinations do not have the type of drug-related crime that is seen in the border regions or along the primary trafficking routes. Plus, the State Department has found that there is no evidence that any organized criminal group in Mexico has targeted U.S. citizens based on their country of origin.

You can read the full Travel Advisory for Mexico at the State Department’s website, here.