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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Mexico Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon Travelling Mexico is (relatively) safe

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Local Situation: 2.4 / 5

Travelling Mexico is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.1 / 5

Mexico shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Mexico), the Advisory Index is 2.1 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Guatemala (2.6), Belize with 2.2 and United States with 1.3 (of 5).

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 2.4 out of 5.0.

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

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Mexico due to violent crime and drug-related violence.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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Due to high levels of criminal activity, as well as demonstrations, protests and occasional illegal roadblocks throughout the country, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises all Maltese citizens travelling to Mexico to continue exercising a high degree of caution. There are currently large numbers of migrants moving en masse from Honduras through Guatemala ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

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

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/mexico/

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 es-MX
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 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 of 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 2,4 out of a possible 5.0. Travelling Mexico is (relatively) safe.

So ... is it safe to travel Mexico?

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

How many advisories do you know for Mexico?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 5 active advisories for Mexico.