Mexico's High Level Travel Advisory Reaffirmed
The U.S. Department of State reissued its unclassified travel advisory regarding extensive civil unrest throughout the United States of Mexico.
On August 22, 2023, the State Department reported it has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico, as travel by U.S. government employees to certain areas is prohibited or restricted.
In many Mexican states, local emergency services are limited outside the state capital or major cities, including Cancun.
Furthermore, U.S. government employees may not travel between cities after dark, may not hail taxis on the street, and must rely on dispatched vehicles, including app-based services like Uber and regulated taxi stands.
U.S. government employees should avoid traveling alone, especially in remote areas. U.S. government employees may not drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of Mexico, except daytime travel within Baja California and between Nogales and Hermosillo on Mexican Federal Highway 15D, and between Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey on Highway 85D.
From a health perspective, several disease outbreaks have been reported in 2023, and the U.S. CDC suggests various pre-trip vaccinations.