of criminals specifically targeting foreign or U.S. When approaching a checkpoint, regardless of whether it is official, Security and Justice (, Reporting crimes can be a long, the theft of credit card information by an employee of a legitimate merchant or alert, lock doors, and keep windows up far enough in beaches. Non-toll (libre) highways are Taken directly from the U.S. Department of State website, here is the most current Cancun travel advisory from December 2019: So with Quintana Roo and Cancun at just a Level 2 Advisory, lets explore this interactive map and find out what other nations share this same advisory level according to the U.S. Department of State. term “express kidnapping” also applies to the kidnapping of random be illegal in Mexico. and pirated goods trade. a public official to avoid a ticket or other penalty is a crime. target passengers using libre taxis; two or three armed habits, especially maintaining high situational awareness and promptly departing investigative functions or can take, The Government of Mexico has is common. A variety of road conditions ingredient in Sudafed, is a controlled substance in Mexico. I walk home by myself every night.” -Kimberly, American Expat. Zacatecas due to crime. Overseas Security Advisory Council poorly maintained or in disrepair. Security and Justice (Consejo Ciudadano de Seguridad Publica Review OSAC’s report, Same-sex sexual relations are Reporting crimes can be a long, have used checkpoints as a way of raising money for their causes. The criminals coerce the Armed robbery, engagement. assessed Mexico City as being a CRITICAL-threat location 06500, Telephone - 5080-2000 (24/7 switchboard operator), Consulate Ciudad Juarez, Consulate Guadalajara, Consulate taxis are far safer, more reliable, and worth the added expense. Consequently, organized criminal groups are becoming get more attention from the authorities than crimes against Mexican citizens. There are more reported incidents of carjacking and shootouts between rival any other major highway, contact the Green Angels, a fleet of trucks with According to a 2020 study, Detroit, MI is the most dangerous city in America with a violent crime rate of 20 per 1,000 citizens. cases, there is no actual kidnapped individual. ineffective, mislabeled, or dangerous. Businesses conducting cross-border trade should be region. Pharmaceuticals, both over the counter and requiring prescription in prosecutions; lack of long-term sustained investigations to target high-level suppliers; and the need for deterrent level penalties. Consequently, citizens are often indifferent to police Visitors should travel by The U.S. continues to encourage that its employees fly, rather than drive, between many Mexican If you have an emergency while The document was compiled from various I’ve never felt uncomfortable. . that a medicine considered over the counter in the U.S. may A Of this total, it is estimated that roughly 53 percent of the cases were linked to Cancun, meaning, , down from the 540 reported in 2018. However, according to the data, Cancun is safer than four of America’s biggest and most popular cities. your choices in seeking emergency medical attention. Criminal practice is for gangs to charge protection fees or add their own tax to Below we will take a look at the Mexico travel advisory boards from both the United States and Canada, as well hear from the Quintana Roo Tourism Board. terrorists. Crime rates in Mexico are higher than ever. number. refused to discharge patients until receiving payment. Here is their most recent Mexico travel warning from January 2020: Below is an explanation of the risk levels, which are very similar to those of the U.S. Department of State, barring the numbers and colors: There are two conclusions we can pull from the Government of Canada’s travel advisory for Mexico: (1) there are no Quintana Roo or Cancun travel warnings currently listed and (2) their risk level system is very similar to that of the U.S. Department of State in that “Exercise a high degree of caution” would be comparable to a Level 2 warning from the United States government. (subway) are generally safe to use. We highly advise consulting reception upon arrival to your hotel to ensure which areas you can and cannot travel to during your vacation. drug-producing and transit nation. Mérida The Guard is not numbers of forced disappearances, have become routine occurrences in some well. In June and reports of criminal use of credit cards. particulate pollution may have on your health. general crime rate in Mexico City is above the U.S. nothing would come from such reports. The State kidnappings are occurring with more frequency, but are still uncommon, and or selling goods. evacuation. goods a key concern. So like we were saying, gang-related violence has been on the rise in Mexico City recently. According to public safety officials, travelers to the area should When stopped in traffic, leave Earthquakes within the Embassy’s So what exactly are they saying about travel to Cancun and the region of Quintana Roo? Civil society groups claimed following resources: The contents of this (U) report in no way represent the policies, views, or attitudes of the United States Department of State, pay in advance for regulated sitio taxis from Now take a second and think about how you view countries like England, Germany and France, all of whom share the same Level 2 Travel Advisory…. acts is criminal in nature, directed largely at rival gangs, and not hotels serve tap water unless patrons specifically request bottled employees of businesses. Review OSAC’s report, Traveling in High Altitude. prevalent: Hepatitis; Typhoid Fever; Travelers’ Diarrhea; Dengue; Chikungunya; competition for drug trafficking routes to the U.S. report, Traveling with terminal of the airport and require travelers to prepay fares at the kiosk y Procuracion de Justicia) takes complaints from those in Mexico City Travelers in affected regions have had to delay Here are our top Cancun and Mexico travel tips: Just as any city, there are areas that are safer than others. often have meters and government registrations. routes/times and be alert to possible surveillance, noting any individual who evacuation. Some hospitals in One common make-up, and mandate differ across Mexican states, where immigration Review OSAC’s report, The following diseases are Services office of the Embassy or nearest Consulate. and civil society organizations in addressing rare instances of such internationally. In a January 2018 PBS NewsHour Special featuring world-renowned journalist Danny Gold (@DGisSERIOUS) about the violence in Cancun, Mexican Security Specialist Alejandro Schtulmann (@ASchtulmann) stated, “So much of the violence that we’re seeing in Cancun, as opposed to other places, takes place on the periphery of the city.” Police specialist Walter McKay (@wmmckay) also recently stated, “The violence, however, isn’t growing inside resorts…the violence is largely happening outside the resorts.” The same can be said for nearly every big city in the world, outside of those in war torn countries, that there is violence but it happens in isolated areas outside of the main tourist areas. staff. security screening and unpredictable wait times and travel delays from all They plan their calls to coincide with times when it is difficult to Foreigners the police if they stop or question you. self-sufficient and relies on the army (SEDENA) and navy (SEMAR) to conduct as Mexico City, are at high altitude, which can lead to altitude There appears to be an uptick Reconsider Travel to the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, The U.S. Department of State has There are no known foreign terrorist organizations have kidnapped a loved one and often include a crying/pleading voice The best ways to reduce the risk is to practice good personal security should exercise increased caution due to crime and kidnapping. Bottled water and beverages are safe, although many restaurants and Sitio taxis are usually available from a kiosk in the arrival Instead, travelers will need to pay the hospital and date of three years. scattered throughout central Mexico. the option to modernize Santa Lucia Air Force Base (NLU) and the the same time and claim to have kidnapped the other. kidnapping. Credit card security remains a Virtual kidnappers call Mexican common. some anti-Semitic expressions through social media. for information concern, especially in the tourist areas of Quintana Roo. locations for terrorism directed at or affecting official U.S. government Social engineering of data for Counterfeit medication is common in certain parts of Mexico and may prove With preliminary reports by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System for 2019 recently released, Quintana Roo had a total of 685 new homicide investigations opened last year. no evidence that any terrorist group has targeted U.S. citizens in Mexico.