(FeaturedNews.com) – The U.S. State Department has issued a “do not travel” warning for Americans wanting to travel to certain parts of Mexico during spring break.
A State Department spokesperson had told Fox News Digital that one of the primary priorities of the department is to ensure that U.S. citizens are going to be safe and secure while traveling abroad. He added that the last advisory regarding Mexico was issued on Oct. 5, 2022, and that since then, there were “no changes to the Mexico Travel Advisory to announce or preview.”
Mexico is one of the top destinations for Americans who choose to spend their spring break abroad. There are three specific Mexico locations that have reached the top 10 of an Allianz Partners survey of close to 1.8 million flight itineraries. According to some reports during the first 11 months of 2022, around 30 million Americans traveled to the U.S. neighboring country. However, currently, the State Department has six Mexican states that have issued Level 4 travel advisory concerns. This means that those areas are considered to have a “greater likelihood of life-threatening risks”: Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Tamaulipas, and Zacatecas” because of high crime and high kidnapping rates.
The Department has also warned that there “violent crime and gang activity are widespread,” and that there are many “targeted assassinations against members of criminal organizations.”
Seven states in Mexico are also considered to be level three travel risks because of the high crime, these include Baja California, Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Morelos, and Sonora.
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