United States of America issues travel warning for Mexican resort town

United States of America issues travel warning for Mexican resort town

United States of America issues travel warning for Mexican resort town

The state department didn't specifically say what this threat was about but did say it's separate from last month's explosion on a tourist ferry that runs between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.

He also says that threats are nothing new, and haven't prevented people from traveling to other countries with warnings in the past.

Citing information received about a security threat, the consular office is closed until further notice and government employees are prohibited from traveling to the beach town.

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for the Mexican Resort City of Playa del Carmen.

The alert included an indefinite ban on travel to Playa del Carmen by USA government employees. "We encourage travelers to be aware of surroundings and exercise caution", Nauert said Wednesday night. Last week, another ferry was found to have undetonated explosives on board. In relation to this incident, US employees were initially barred from taking ferries between Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel Island. Two weeks before that incident, an explosion on another ferry left 26 people hurt.

But the number of foreign visitors to the resort town jumped more than 18 percent past year, and CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg says the number of Americans killed in violent crimes in Mexico is very small. Both incidents are still under investigation. "We recommend USA citizens planning travel to the area consider this information before making travel decisions". It warns that some areas are experiencing violent crime such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery.

The flag of Mexico changes in front of a large US flag in front of the New York Stock Exchange September 4, 2015. Nevertheless, the State Department has not explicitly discouraged Americans from traveling to the region. These states are Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Sinaloa, and Tamaulipas.

Playa del Carmen is a popular spring break destination.

Canada has also updated its travel advisory for Mexico, urging its citizens to "exercise a high degree of caution".

Millne says although some are considering backing out of travel plans, three other families booked flights to Mexico through his travel agency Friday morning.

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