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UK and Canada latest nations to issue travel alerts warning of dangers at Mexico beach resorts, border violence

March 13, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
UK and Canada latest nations to issue travel alerts warning of dangers at Mexico beach resorts, border violence

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The United Kingdom and Canada are the latest nations to follow the footsteps of the U.S. and Germany in releasing travel warnings regarding the inadequate security conditions in some of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico.

The advisories point to the Cozumel area after various instances dealing with explosive devices.

The travel warning is implemented at a time when beach resorts in Mexico are preparing for an increase in tourism during Spring Break.

The U.S. Department of State, along with the German government, previously advised their citizens about the risks in Mexico after an explosion occurred in the Barco Caribe tourist ferry and after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office verified the discovery of two other devices on the Barco Caribe II ferry.

Both vessels were in the Playa del Carmen-Cozumel area, located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.

In a statement, Canadian government officials referred to the warning issued by the U.S. Department of State in their alert and describe the risks associated with using taking tourist ferries in Playa del Carmen.

Top U.S. officials also warn against violence engulfing the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila due to the high risks of robbery, kidnapping, and shootouts between cartel members and Mexican security forces.

The U.K. travel alert urges citizens to remain informed about the violence in hotspots like Cancun and Playa del Carmen and the cartel violence in the Los Cabos area in the state of Baja California.

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