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Last verified: Tuesday, 12. November 2019 at 07:23 AM

Mexico Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Mexico is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.5 / 5

Travelling Mexico is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.3 / 5

Mexico shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Mexico), the Advisory Index is 2.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Guatemala (2.6), Belize with 2.4 and United States with 1.8 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Mexico

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Mexico.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Mexico from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as travel by U.S. government ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/mexico-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/mexico

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Mexico due to violent crime and drug-related violence.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/mexico

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Mexico.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Avoid non-essential travel to the states of Chihuahua, Colima, Durango, Guerrero (except for the cities of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Taxco and the toll road to Taxco), Michoacán (except for the cities of Morelia and Lázaro Cardenas), Sinaloa, Sonora and Tamaulipas due to the high levels of violent crime in these regions.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Brottsligheten är utbredd och ofta våldsam. Orkansäsong juni–november.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MX

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Når du rejser til Mexico, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed pga. risikoen for kriminalitet. De fleste danskere har dog ingen problemer under besøg i landet. I samtlige delstater, der grænser op til USA, og i delstaterne Sinaloa, Guerrero, Michoacán, Jalisco, Colima, Nayarít, Estado de México, Veracruz og Morelos sker ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/mexico/

Individual rating changes for Mexico

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Mexico. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 26th 2019

The total rating for Mexico changed from 0.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Mexico changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Mexico with a rating of 3.0.

About Mexico

Mexico with its capital Mexico City is a country in North America (Central America), slightly less than three times the size of Texas (1,972,550 km²). The country is located Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States. The climate can be described as varies from tropical to desert. The landscape is high, rugged mountains; low coastal plains; high plateaus; desert. With a population of about 109.96 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Mexico City
Population about 109.96 million
Size 1.972.550 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than three times the size of Texas
Common languages Spanish
Currency Peso (short: MXN)
Common voltage (electricity) 127V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1900
International phone prefix +52
Internet Top Level Domain .mx
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MX
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MEX
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 484

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Mexico is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • deteriorating agricultural lands
  • inaccessible and poor quality in center and extreme southeast
  • land subsidence in Valley of Mexico caused by groundwater depletion note: the government considers the lack of clean water and deforestation national security issues
  • natural freshwater resources scarce and polluted in north
  • raw sewage and industrial effluents polluting rivers in urban areas
  • rural to urban migration
  • scarcity of hazardous waste disposal facilities
  • serious air and water pollution in the national capital and urban centers along US-Mexico border
  • widespread erosion

Natural hazzards

  • tsunamis along the Pacific coast, volcanoes and destructive earthquakes in the center and south, and hurricanes on the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean coasts
  • volcanic activity in the central-southern part of the country; the volcanoes in Baja California are mostly dormant; Colima (3,850 m), which erupted in 2010, is Mexico's most active volcano and is responsible for causing periodic evacuations of nearby vill

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Mexico. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. clothing
  4. consumer durables
  5. food
  6. iron
  7. mining
  8. motor vehicles
  9. petroleum
  10. steel

Agriculture products

  1. beans
  2. beef
  3. coffee
  4. corn
  5. cotton
  6. dairy products
  7. fruit
  8. poultry
  9. rice
  10. soybeans

Mexican Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Mexico.

Export products

  1. coffee
  2. cotton
  3. fruits
  4. manufactured goods
  5. oil
  6. oil products
  7. silver
  8. vegetables

Import products

  1. agricultural machinery
  2. aircraft
  3. aircraft parts
  4. automobile parts for assembly
  5. electrical equipment
  6. metalworking machines
  7. repair
  8. steel mill products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Mexico?

Mexico is currently rated at 2,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Travelling Mexico is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Mexico in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Mexico.

How many travel advisories do you know for Mexico?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Mexico.

What is the size of Mexico?

Mexico has a size of 1,972,550 km² or 761,606 mi² which is slightly less than three times the size of Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.