USA and Canada raise travel alert to Mexico due to violence

In view of the high level of violence that Mexico is facing, the United States and Canada recommend not traveling to violent areas of the country.

USA and Canada raise travel alert to Mexico due to violence
Citizens had not seen the kind of violence that rocked Mexicali, Tijuana and Ensenada this weekend. Credit: Enrique Galván Ochoa

Due to the increase in violence in different states of the Mexican Republic, the governments of the United States and Canada extended their travel alert to one more Mexican state.

Just a few weeks ago, the U.S. government recommended its citizens not travel to the states of Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa, and Tamaulipas due to the increase in violence and the risk of COVID-19 infection.

Today, after the violent events registered during the last week, the U.S. government issued a travel alert for Jalisco, Guanajuato, and Baja California, the last three states, after yesterday's fires, blockades, and heavy police activity.

According to the latest U.S. travel alert, these violent acts have occurred in Tijuana, Mexicali, Rosarito, Ensenada, and Tecate.

Therefore, the government recommended its citizens avoid traveling to these areas, seek safe shelter, monitor local media, and inform friends and family about their safety.

The travel alert comes after the violent events in Jalisco, where, according to Governor Enrique Alfaro, they were a response to the various operations of federal forces in Ixtlahuacan del Rio.

Meanwhile, in Chihuahua, it was due to the confrontation between two groups of organized crime. The first violent event was a confrontation inside the Ciudad Juarez prison.