Friday, January 27, 2023

Travel alerts for Mexico from the US, Canada, Germany and China

Mexico’s four main trading partners (the United States, Canada, China, and Germany) warned their citizens of the risks of traveling to the country due to violence and insecurity, and advised them to exercise caution against crime or travel to different areas. Do not visit

The United States government, Mexico’s main trading partner, maintains an alert for 30 entities and considers travel only to Campeche and Yucatán safe. For Sinaloa – whose capital, Culiacan, experienced a day of violence on Thursday following the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, son of Joaquin el chapo Guzmán—and five other states (Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Zacatecas and Tamaulipas), are at alert level four, the same as the State Department classifies countries like Ukraine, Russia, Yemen, North Korea or Afghanistan. The US administration advises its citizens not to travel to any of the six institutions.

The government of Canada, Mexico’s second largest trading partner, asks its citizens to exercise extreme caution in the national territory due to high criminal activity and kidnappings.

It states that “due to high levels of violence and organized crime,” non-essential for Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Nuevo León (with the exception of Monterrey), Colima (except Manzanillo), Coahuila (no) The trip covers the southern part of the state), Durango (minus its capital), Guerrero (except Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Taxco) and Michoacán (except Morelia), as well as various parts of Guanajuato, Morelos, Nayarit and Sonora. has been done.

Canadian officials highlight that “since the arrest of the cartel leader, there has been widespread violence and security operations in Sinaloa, especially in Culiacan, Mazatlán, Los Mochis and Guasave.”

The Chinese Foreign Ministry, Mexico’s third largest trading partner, highlights that “Mexico has three orange (high-risk) regions: Guerrero, Tamaulipas and Chihuahua.” It recommends that its citizens “travel with caution to the above areas in the near future.”

The German Foreign Ministry “strongly advises” not to travel to Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas and the border region with the United States, the country’s fourth largest trade partner, with the exception of tourist destinations such as Manzanillo. With , Taxco or Morelia.

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