As reported by Bloomberg, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory pertaining to travel to “parts of Mexico including Cancun and Playa del Carmen, as homicides rise at resorts popular with American tourists.” The advisory was released yesterday.
As the Bloomberg report continues: “The advisory issued on Tuesday upgraded the warnings for two states, Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur, saying turf wars between crime gangs have led to a surge in violence. The only warning for Quintana Roo in a December statement was about lack of cellular and Internet service in some areas.” This is pretty serious, as Cancun safety (and Playa del Carmen and many other resort areas in Mexico) had previously been relatively unaffected by the country’s drug-related violence.
Here’s the official advisory from the State Department. Be sure to read it before considering travel to Mexico.
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