, the US State Department last week warned travelers to Mexico of the potential dangers of tainted alcohol that could cause sickness and blacking out. In an email, it urged travelers planning to drink in Mexico to “do so in moderation and to stop and seek medical attention if [they] begin to feel ill.”
From the story: “The updated warning comes in the surrounding a Wisconsin woman’s death that raised questions about drinks being served in all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. Following the initial report, the Journal Sentinel has received accounts from more than three dozen people .”
This is scary, especially since these incidents have come from reputable resorts. My colleague Chris McGinnis just wrote an . Here’s some of his advice regarding alcohol in Mexico:
- Give your drinks the “sniff test.”
- Don’t drink alone.
- Avoid shots.
- Drink from bottles or cans you open yourself.
- Don’t leave your food or drink unattended.
- Have a good travel insurance policy in effect and its emergency number in your wallet.
All of this is good advice. I use Allianz Travel Insurance when I travel (full disclosure: they are a sponsor) since they are the giant in the travel insurance business. Allianz is competitively priced but even if they cost a little more, I would go with them because they have offices in 34 countries that span six continents, so chances are they will have people on the ground no matter where you’re traveling – and that includes Mexico.
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