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US issues security alert for Quintana Roo

The U.S. government has issued a security alert for Quintana Roo due to the recent spate of violence in the state. Image source:  Wikipedia
The U.S. government has issued a security alert for Quintana Roo due to the recent spate of violence in the state. Image source: Wikipedia

Texas Border Business

By U.S. MISSION TO MEXICO

SECURITY ALERT – US CONSULATE GENERAL MERIDA

The U.S. government has issued a Security Alert for Quintana Roo due to the recent spate of violence in the state.

The U.S. Consulate General in Mérida issued the alert, which highlighted tourist hotspots for their Criminal Activity. “In light of recent security incidents and criminal activity in popular tourist destinations including Cancún, Playa Del Carmen, and Tulum, U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise increased caution when traveling to the state of Quintana Roo. Criminal activity and violence may occur throughout the state, including areas frequented by U.S. citizen visitors,” the alert read.

The warning instructed travelers to pay attention to local news, to avoid crowds, to be aware of their surroundings, to review their personal security plans, to follow directions from local officials and to call the U.S. Consulate or Embassy for assistance or to call 911 in case of an emergency.

Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico

Event:  In light of recent security incidents and criminal activity in popular tourist destinations including Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, and Tulum, U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise increased caution when traveling to the state of Quintana Roo.  Criminal activity and violence may occur throughout the state, including areas frequented by U.S. citizen visitors.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor the local news for updates, follow directions from local officials, and in case of emergency, call 911.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Contact the U.S. Consulate or Embassy if you need assistance.

Assistance: 

  • Contact Form 
  • U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico
  • From Mexico: (55) 8526 2561
  • From the United States:  1-844-528-6611
  • Department of State – Consular Affairs:  +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

Links:  

  • Mexico International Travel Information 
  • U.S. Passports 
  • Smart Traveler Enrollment Program 
  • Traveler’s Checklist 
  • Department of State on Facebook   and Twitter 
  • U.S. Embassy in Mexico on Facebook  and Twitter 

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