Americans urge to ‘avoid’ visitors, be careful

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and State Department are urging Americans to “avoid travel to Mexico” because of “very high levels of COVID,” but that’s not the only warning to travelers who may be looking ahead to spring break.

Last week, US consular authorities in Mexico reminded Americans to exercise caution when traveling to several top vacation destinations after two Canadians were murdered at a luxury hotel in Playa del Carmen.

“In light of recent security incidents and criminal activity in popular tourist destinations including Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, US citizens are being reminded to take extra care when traveling to Quintana Roo state,” the US Consulate General wrote. Merida in a message. travel warning posted days after the Jan. 21 shooting. “Criminal activity and violence can occur statewide, including in areas frequented by visitors to US citizens.”

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