Location: Tijuana and Rosarito, Baja California
Event: There is the potential for confrontations between criminal organizations and Mexican security forces in Tijuana and Rosarito, Baja California, following the July 2 arrest of a prominent cartel leader.U.S. citizens should expect to encounter increased Mexican law enforcement presence in those areas. Criminal organization assassinations and territorial disputes can result in bystanders being injured or killed. The Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Baja California is Level 3: Reconsider travel due to crime and kidnapping.
Actions to Take:
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Maintain a high level of vigilance and keep a low profile.
- Monitor local media for updates and in case of emergency, call 911.
- Review your personal security plans and follow the instructions of local authorities.
U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico
From Mexico: +52-664-977-2000
From the United States: +1-619-692-2154
Department of State – Consular Affairs: +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444