US Dept. of State upgrades Mexico travel warnings

In advance of holiday travel

The U.S. Department of State has upgraded its Mexico Travel Advisory as of December 17, 2019. Travelers are directed to read the entire Travel Advisory. The rankings of severity range from Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution to Level 3: Reconsider Travel; and include Level 4: Do Not Travel. Specific localities are named under each heading.

The advisory warns:

“Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico, as travel by U.S. government employees to certain areas is prohibited or significantly restricted.”

A separate page titled, High-Risk Area Travelers, rigorously cautions: 

“Before you go to a high risk area,” Draft a will and designate appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney. Discuss a plan with loved ones regarding care/custody of children, pets, property, belongings, non-liquid assets (collections, artwork, etc.), funeral wishes, etc. Leave DNA samples with your medical provider in case it is necessary for your family to access them.

Crime is so rampant in Mexico, even the U.K.’s The Sun newspaper posted the U.S. State Department’s advisories.

3 Responses to US Dept. of State upgrades Mexico travel warnings

  1. Kimball says:

    I wouldn’t travel to Mexico if President Andres Lopez Obrador sent a gold plated private jet for me. It’s a corrupt county that recently showed how gangs and drug cartels have control as they brutally slaughtered American women and young children (including twin infants) living in a long established LDS area just south of the US border. They were traveling to see relatives in Arizona. Original news reports stated the cartels confused the families with rival gangs, which was preposterous since they intentionally shot children in the face.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/11/05/mormon-family-killed-by-mexican-drug-cartel/4162955002/

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      But…but…aren’t we continually told that Mexico is our good south of the border friend? Even the government knows that’s a lie.

  2. Observer says:

    Even Hillary Clinton, when she was Secretary of State, put up travel advisories about the dangers in Mexico. Then, as a presidential candidate seeking votes from Mexican voters, she opposed the construction of a border wall. More Dem scams and schemes and selling out for votes. That’s why Americans overwhelmingly elected Donald Trump.