Is it safe to travel to Mexico?
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 United States?
What are travel alerts?
It is a state-by-state analysis to provide in-depth information on security conditions in specific regions of the country, with special emphasis on the most tourist destinations.
According to the United States Department of Security, the travel alert for Mexico is the only detailed one.
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?
Taking into account that Mexico is the 7th most visited country by international travelers in the ranking of the World Tourism Organization and the Mexican tourism industry is investing in initiatives to ensure tourist safety and satisfaction, it’s possible to say that traveling in Mexico is safe.
Despite all the travel alerts, the same US State Department on their official website has classified Mexico in general as Country Level 2, the same level that has been awarded to countries such as France, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
Regardless of the destinations to which we travel, whether only accompanied, it is a reality that we are all exposed to any type of situation that compromises our safety.
However, we must be alert, both in Mexico and in any other destination in the world, paying attention to our instincts at all times, as well as not exposing ourselves to situations where something deep down assures us that it will not end well.
Definitely, in traveling through Mexico we want each of the travelers who arrive at this incredible destination to be able to have fun and return home safely. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Mexico!
Use a small location geo tracker while traveling. Keep it in your pocket or hang it around your neck. Keep it always with you. Set the safe route and let your family or friends track you and know when you turn aside from your scheduled route.
Visit the Travel Safe Abroad for more detailed information about the safety level in specific towns and places in Mexico, v
Tourist Assistance + Emergency Numbers
You can dial 078 from any phone, where you can find free information about tourist attractions, airports, travel agencies, car rental companies, embassies and consulates, fairs and exhibitions, hotels, hospitals, financial services, migratory and other issues.
Or dial the toll-free (in Mexico) number 01-800-006-8839.
You can also request information to the email email@example.com
MORE EMERGENCY NUMBERS:
General Information: 040 (not free)
National Emergency Service: 911
Radio Patrols: 066
Police (Emergency): 060
Civil Protection: +52(55)5683-2222
Anonymous Complaint: 089
Setravi (Transport Mobility): +52(55)5209-9913
Road Emergency: 074
Cruz Roja: 065 o +52(55)5557-5757
Firefighters: 068 o +52(55)5768-3700