Tourism Minister of Mexico pushes for changes to travel alerts of US

 Saturday, November 19, 2022 


Soon, for Mexico, the United States could alter the way it prepares its travel advice; the Tourism Ministry has suggested this.

Mexico is pressing for the travel alerts of the U.S. government to be more exact than they are at present, conflicting that the advice of the State Department against traveling to some destinations is mistaken.

On Wednesday, Miguel Torruco, Federal Tourism Minister, Esteban Moctezuma, Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, and state tourism ministers met virtually with the officials of the State Department to talk about the issue. With the heading, then, Sectur issued a press release – where it says that Mexico and the United States move forward on contracts so that travel alerts are targeted in correct way.

The State Department, in its current advisory, cautions U.S. citizens not to travel to Guerrero, Colima, Michoacán, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, and Zacatecas because of crime and kidnapping, and suggests Americans to consider once again their urgency to travel to seven other states.

The statement of Sectur observed that Torruco, during a trip to Washington, D.C., in May, advised that U.S. travel alerts should specify the areas that could have a possibility in terms of problems and not just take a broad view, as few isolated cases of insecurity are many kilometers from tourism destinations.

For each state, the current alerts do go beyond one sentence advisory; however the government of Mexico is clearly not quite happy with the level 4 warnings against travel to some destinations.

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