The U.S. State Department's updated Travel Advisory system, classifies Mexico’s major tourist destinations as safe for travel.
This week, the U.S. State Department introduced a new system for alerting Americans about possible security risks while traveling abroad. This system classifies every country based on four different risk levels, as outlined below:
Level 1: Exercise normal precautions
Level 2: Exercise increased caution
Level 3: Reconsider travel
Level 4: Do not travel
We are pleased to share that the following major tourist destinations have been explicitly listed as having no travel restrictions:
Baja California Sur: Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo
Quintana Roo: Cancún, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres
Jalisco: Puerto Vallarta
The de-escalated warning confirms IGS's consistent position that we consider the above tourist areas of Mexico a safe destination for your clients to enjoy their well-deserved vacations. In fact, more than 35 million travelers visit Mexico each year, often as repeat tourists.
As part of this new system, different states such as Guerrero and Jalisco, can carry different warning levels by region. That considered, it is worth noting that despite the overall state’s higher advisory levels, there are no restrictions on U.S. government employees staying in the tourist areas of Puerto Vallarta falling within the same classification as major travel destinations such as Rome, Paris and Bali.
We are committed to your safety and will continue sharing information as the new system continues to evolve and updates are received from the Mexican Tourism Board. Please join us in our effort and share this updated travel advisory with your teams.
For more information about the U.S. State Department Travel Advisories, visit their website for continuously up-to-date information.