Is it safe to travel to Mexico?
While Mexico is a popular travel destination and many tourists visit the country without any issues, there are areas and situations where safety concerns should be taken into account. First of all, use common sense.
The safety of Mexico as a travel destination can vary depending on the specific location and current circumstances. Stay informed, use common sense, take necessary precautions, and you will enjoy a safe journey.
Plan your trip in advance, and get information on the areas you intend to visit.
How safe is travel in Mexico and what are travel alerts?
- Is it safe to travel to Mexico? Is Mexico safe to visit?
- Is everything we hear in the news about Mexico true?
- What states in Mexico have a travel alert issued by the USA?
What are travel alerts?
The USA Department of Security provides travel alerts, and state-by-state analysis to provide in-depth information on safety conditions in specific regions of Mexico, with a focus on the most popular travel destinations.
What states in Mexico have travel alerts from the United States?
The United States is one of the largest emitters of travelers to Mexico, so in an effort to alert them about security in certain destinations in the country, it implemented – a few years ago – travel alerts.
Travel alerts at level 2: Increase travel precautions
The states of Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, and Chiapas, as well as Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Yucatán.
Travel alerts at level 3: Reconsider traveling
The states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, State of Mexico, Jalisco, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sonora and Zacatecas.
Travel alerts at level 4: Do not travel
The states are Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Colima, Michoacán and Guerrero.
But what about the travel alert from the United States to Mexico?
Mexico is ranked 7th in terms of international traveler visitation, and the Mexican tourism industry is investing in initiatives to ensure tourist safety and satisfaction. So, it can be said that traveling in Mexico is safe.
Despite all the travel warnings, the same US State Department on its official website classified Mexico as a whole as a Tier 2 country, the same level assigned to countries such as France, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
No matter where we travel, whether accompanied or not, it is a reality that we are all exposed to any situation that puts our safety at risk.
However, we must be alert, both in Mexico and anywhere else in the world, always pay attention to our instincts, trust our feelings and common sense, and not expose ourselves to risky and dangerous situations.
Use a small location geo tracker while traveling. Keep it in your pocket or hang it around your neck. Set the safe route and let your family or friends track you and know when you turn aside from your scheduled route.
Visit Travel Safe Abroad for more detailed information about safe travels.
Dial 078 from any phone for free information about tourist attractions, airports, travel agencies, car rentals, embassies and consulates, fairs and exhibitions, hotels, hospitals, financial services, migratory, and more.
Or dial the toll-free (in Mexico) number 01-800-006-8839.
MORE EMERGENCY NUMBERS:
General Information: 040 (not free)
National Emergency Service: 911
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