Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit October 12, 2017

U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico
Security Message for U.S. Citizens:
Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit

October 12, 2017

The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara alerts all U.S. citizens that due to increased violence and cartel activity in the state of Nayarit, the Consulate is extending its September 29, 2017 temporary travel restriction. The Consulate cautions U.S. citizens that U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travel to the area around the cities of San Blas and Tepic and the connecting highways 74, 76, 150 and the San Blas-Tepic Highway until further notice. The U.S. Consulate will continue to monitor the security environment. acsWe advise U.S. citizens to avoid this area and take security precautions when considering travel to the area.

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  • See the State Department’s travel websitefor the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mexico.
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  • Contact the U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara in Mexico, located at Progreso 175, Col. Americana, Codigo Postal 44160, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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