The State Department recommended that its citizens reconsider their trips to Mexico given the high number of COVID-19 infections and the high levels of kidnappings and murders.
WASHINGTON.- The State Department recommended that US citizens reconsider their trips to Mexico given the high number of COVID-19 infections and the high levels of kidnappings and murders in several states of the country.
“The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English) issued a level 3 travel notice for Mexico due to covid-19, which indicates a high level in the country,” he specified in his alert of travel.
“Your risk of contracting covid-19 and developing severe symptoms could decrease if you are fully vaccinated … Reconsider traveling to Mexico for covid-19,” emphasizes the call of the Joe Biden government.
In the summary of the travel alert to Mexico, the State Department details that violent crimes such as homicides, kidnappings, car theft and assaults, are the common denominator in the states of the Mexican Republic.
For this reason, the US government employees who are or are going to travel to Mexico, he asked them to refrain from traveling from city to city at night, not to take taxis on the streets but to request them on the site or ask for Uber, and not to travel by car ay for the northern states of the country.
Due to the constancy and high levels of murders and kidnappings, the Biden government recommends its citizens not to travel definitively to five entities: Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa, and Tamaulipas.
And for the same reasons, he asks to reconsider the visits to Baja California, Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, State of Mexico, Morelos, Nayarit, Sonora and Zacatecas.
Similarly, it suggests making trips with a high level of caution to Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Hidalgo, Mexico City, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tlaxcala and Veracruz.
And travel with normal precautions to Campeche and Yucatán.
Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
If you decide to travel to Mexico:
- Review the U.S. Embassy’s webpage on COVID-19.
- Visit the CDC’s web page on Travel and COVID-19.
- Keep traveling companions and family back home informed of your travel plans. If separating from your travel group, send a friend your GPS location. If taking a taxi alone, take a photo of the taxi number and/or license plate and text it to a friend.
- Use toll roads when possible and avoid driving alone or at night. In many states, police presence and emergency services are extremely limited outside the state capital or major cities.
- Exercise increased caution when visiting local bars, nightclubs, and casinos.
- Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.
- Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Follow the U.S. Embassy on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Reports for Mexico.
- Mariners planning travel to Mexico should check for U.S. maritime advisories and alerts, which include instructions on reporting suspicious activities and attacks to Mexican naval authorities.
- Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.