State Department issues travel advisories for Tijuana and Rosarito

The travel advisory is currently at level three out of four, which is considered a serious risk.

BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico – The United States Embassy in Mexico recently issued a travel warning to Americans. The warning comes after the arrest of a prominent cartel leader in Baja.

The travel advisory is currently at level three out of four, which is considered a serious risk. So much so that the US Embassy and Consulate in Mexico are asking people to reconsider their travel plans.

According to the embassy, ​​”there is a risk of clashes between criminal organizations and Mexican security forces in Tijuana and Rosarito, Baja California, following the July 2 arrest of a prominent cartel leader. . US citizens should expect to encounter an increased presence of Mexican law enforcement in these areas. Assassinations by criminal organizations and territorial disputes can result in bystanders being injured or killed.

They also list the actions to be taken:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Maintain a high level of vigilance and keep a low profile
  • Monitor local media for updates and in case of emergency call 911
  • Review your personal safety plans and follow instructions from local authorities

Traveler Jamilah Ryan told CBS 8, “You can never be too safe anywhere, dangers exist everywhere – so you just take precautions and be safe while you travel.”

Although tourists are rarely the target, the concern is that innocent people could be caught in the crossfire due to ongoing territorial disputes.

Mexico is concerned about its impact on tourism, so if you make the trip across the border, expect to see an increase in law enforcement.

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