What the Mexico Travel Warning Really means

Conde Nast Traveller has recently published an informative article on the recent Mexican Travel advisory update to include the provinces of Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur. You can read the article in it’s entirety here.

We wanted to highlight a few comments from the US State Department spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala as told to Condé Nast Traveler and again encourage you to read the full article linked above.

Since the U.S State Department updated its travel warning for parts of Mexico to include the state of Quintana Roo, home to popular tourist spots like Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen, travelers have been asking what exactly that means for imminent and future travel south of the border. We contacted the State Department directly for an update on the region.

This was a routine update to the previous travel warning issued on December 8, 2016

Most importantly, The strife within Mexico has not been directed towards Tourists or any foreigners.

The State department continues to warn U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to parts of Mexico due to criminal organizations active in the country, but that there is no evidence that organized criminal groups have targeted U.S. visitors and residents based on their nationality

It is also to put these types of warnings into perspective for visitors coming from the US. Other countries have, and continue to, issue travel warnings about part of the USA as large portions of the American population live in communities where their personal safety is at greater risk at home than in some of the communities mentioned in the travel advisory.

I witnessed absolutely no violence, nor did I feel the threat of it, Also, it’s important to note that other countries have issued travel warnings about certain parts of the U.S. in the past year. I think it’s always important to put these things into perspective.


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