Published on : Saturday, November 17, 2018
The travel advisory was issued on Thursday for Americans. The State of Tamaulipas has a level four advisory, which is the highest level that can be assessed to an area.
The advisory basically warns Americans to avoid travel due to high amounts of crime such as murder, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, and sexual assault.
As per the advisory, gang activity including gun battles and blockades is widespread.
The state of Nuevo Leon is also on the travel advisory with a level three warning.
It advises tourists to reconsider traveling due to crime.
Canada also issued travel advisory to its citizens.
The advisory suggests to Avoid non-essential travel in Northern states due to high levels of violence, linked mainly to organized crime. These areas include: Chihuahua, Coahuila (except the city of Saltillo), Durango, Nuevo León (except the city of Monterrey), Sinaloa (except the city of Mazatlán), Sonora (except the cities of Hermosillo and Guaymas/San Carlos) and Tamaulipas.
High degree of caution is advised in the cities that are excluded from the above advisory.
Non-essential travel is to be avoided to the western states of Guerrero (including Acapulco but excluding the cities of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Taxco), Michoacán (excluding the city of Morelia) and Colima (excluding the city of Manzanillo) due to the high levels of violence and organized crime.