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The U.S. State Department on Wednesday, June 15, issued an amended travel advisory for Mexico, warning against traveling to the country because of a high risk of crime and covid-19 infection.

The new advisory, at Level 3 (the second-highest level on the State Department’s scale), warns U.S. citizens to “reconsider travel to Mexico.” because of safety and health concerns.

Under the advisory, U.S. travelers are specifically advised not to visit the states of Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas due to the strong risk of crime and kidnapping.

The advisory states that “violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking and robbery – is widespread and common in Mexico.”

It also states that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has determined Mexico “has a high level of covid-19 infections.”




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