Spring break safety: Warning issued for anyone traveling to Mexico

TEMPE, AZ - As many college students head out for spring break, travel experts are warning parents about the dangers of traveling to Mexico.

Rocky Point is a popular destination spot for Arizona State University students.

In January, the State Department issued an advisory that broke down security concerns in some of the dangerous areas of Mexico and Rocky Point made the list.

The U.S. government says the area of Sonora, where Rocky Point is located, can be extremely dangerous for travelers. It’s a key region in the international drug and human trafficking trade.

Linda Gorman with Triple AAA says travelers need to be extra careful when heading down to Mexico.

“Make sure you know where they're going to go, that you have a copy of their itinerary and anywhere they're going to be staying,” said Gorman.

Gorman also advises, you always carry your passport and give copies to travel partners.

Never go anywhere alone and make sure you have special car insurance. U.S. auto insurance is not valid in Mexico.

 

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