U.S. issues Mexico travel advisory due to crime and kidnapping

Posted at 5:00 PM, Dec 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KGTV) -- The U.S. Tuesday issued a travel advisory for those considering travel to Mexico ahead of the Christmas holiday.

The advisory was issued due to crime and kidnapping, according to the State Department.

“Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread,” the State Department said.


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In addition to the advisory, U.S. government employees “may not travel between cities after dark, may not hail taxis on the street, and must rely on dispatched vehicles, including from app-based services like Uber or from regulated taxi stands.”

"U.S. government employees may not drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of Mexico, with the exception of daytime travel within Baja California, between Nogales and Hermosillo on Mexican Federal Highway 15D, and between Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey on Highway 85D," the department continued.

Read the list of areas considered especially dangerous below:

Do Not Travel To:

  • Colima state due to crime.
  • Guerrero state due to crime.
  • Michoacán state due to crime.
  • Sinaloa state due to crime.
  • Tamaulipas state due to crime and kidnapping.
  • Reconsider Travel To:
  • Chihuahua state due to crime.
  • Coahuila state due to crime.
  • Durango state due to crime.
  • Jalisco state due to crime.
  • Mexico state due to crime.
  • Morelos state due to crime.
  • Nayarit state due to crime.
  • Nuevo Leon state due to crime.
  • San Luis Potosi state due to crime.
  • Sonora state due to crime.
  • Zacatecas state due to crime.

Click here for detailed information from the State Department on all states in Mexico.