Renewed Travel Warning for Mexico

  • The U.S. Department of State renewed the Travel Warning for Mexico on August 22, This is a routine update that replaces the Travel Warning issued on December 8, 2016. The Department of State reviews Travel Warnings on a regular basis to ensure they remain valid and up to date.

Background on Travel Warnings


  • The United States issues Travel Warnings for many countries in the world. There are currently 39 Travel Warnings.
  • The Travel Warning for Mexico is uniquely detailed and includes state-by-state assessments that provide information on security conditions in specific regions of Mexico.
  • Travel Warnings do not reflect the nature of our bilateral relations with a country.  They are part of our commitment to inform and protect U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad.
  • We strongly encourage U.S. citizens, whenever they travel abroad, to enroll their plans on using the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), and to read the Country Specific Information also found on the site.

Background on the U.S.-Mexico Relationship


  • The U.S.-Mexican bilateral relationship is strong and vital.  The close partnership and spirit of cooperation between our countries reflect deep institutional, economic, personal, and cultural bonds.
  • Our countries share a 2,000-mile border, with 48 official border crossing points, which handle several hundred thousand crossings daily.  On average, there is $1.6 billion in two-way trade daily, making Mexico our third-largest trading partner.
  • Our vital relationship involves every U.S. Cabinet agency, and we are committed to closely collaborating as partners to achieve security and prosperity for citizens of both our countries.

U.S. Tourism in Mexico


  • Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including hundreds of thousands who cross the border every day.
  • The U.S. government actively encourages U.S. commerce, trade, and investment with Mexico as well as tourism and educational and cultural exchanges.
  • The Mexican government dedicates substantial resources to protect visitors to major tourist destinations.

What is new in this Travel Warning?