Germany warns travelers of risk of insecurity in Mexico

The assaults, kidnappings and armed confrontations on public roads were the main warnings that the Government of Germany made to its inhabitants who wish to travel to Mexico.

Germany issues travel advisory of risk of insecurity in Mexico
Germany issues travel advisory of risk of insecurity in Mexico

The German Foreign Ministry yesterday listed 16 of 32 entities in the country for their problems of insecurity, including Sinaloa excluding Mazatlan, the Golden Zone, and historic center, as well as Los Mochis.

In the text "Mexico: information on travel and security", the German Foreign Ministry yesterday listed 16 of 32 entities in the country for their problems of insecurity.

"The security situation in many parts of Mexico is constantly getting worse," argued in section two. Increasing and widespread violent crimes are common, but there are also more and more robberies, kidnappings, homicides, and acts of revenge related to organized crime in central locations and during the day, but especially at night."

Among the places that were exhorted not to travel, and in case of doing so the minimum time, are the states of Tamaulipas, Sinaloa (excluding Mazatlan, Zona Dorada, and historic center, as well as Los Mochis), Colima (except Manzanillo) and Guerrero (except Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo).

Also, travelers were advised to take special care when traveling by land in Guanajuato, Puebla, Veracruz, and places such as the commercial area of ​​Tepito, Colonia Doctores, Venustiano Carranza City Hall, Gustavo A. Madero and Iztapalapa, all in the Mexico City.

Regarding the State of Mexico, it was emphasized that in spite of bordering the capital of the country it also has a high level of delinquency in its sectors.

"Police forces or uniformed security personnel or criminals posing as such may, at first, be involved in criminal offenses."

In the same section, it was described that in their journey they could witness clashes between security forces and organized crime in cities such as Tijuana (Baja California), Acapulco (Guerrero), Ciudad Victoria (Tamaulipas), Cd. Juárez (Chihuahua), Irapuato ( Guanajuato) and Cancún (Quintana Roo).

Also in Culiacán (Sinaloa), Uruapan (Michoacán), Obregon (Sonora), Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz), Celaya (Guanajuato), Ensenada (Baja California), Tepic (Nayarit) and Reynosa (Tamaulipas).

Travel alert

Main crimes of which Germany warns its citizens when traveling to Mexico are:

Homicide

Assaults

Robbery

Kidnappings

Armed confrontations

Source (in German): https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/aussenpolitik/laender/mexiko-node/mexikosicherheit/213648 

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