US State Department Raises Travel Advisory for Mexico to Level 3
By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
The U.S. State Department on Wednesday, Dec. 8, increased its travel advisory for Mexico to Level 3 due to the high incidence of covid-19 infections in the country.
A Level 3 advisory means that U.S. citizens who were planning to come to Mexico should reconsider their travel plans.
The new State Department travel advisory was issued based on information provided the the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Due to the current situation in Mexico, all travelers may be at risk of contracting and spreading variants of covid-19,” the CDC said.
The advisory warned that those U.S. citizens who do travel to Mexico should follow strict covid-preventive measures, such as the use of face masks and social distancing.
“Your risk of contracting covid-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-cleared vaccine,” the advisory said.
The advisory also noted that certain areas of Mexico have registered an increase in crime levels, particularly kidnapping.
There are four levels of travel alerts issued by the State Department. Level 3 means a recommendation to reconsider travel to the country against which the alert was issued.