Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date:  March 1, 2018

Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Event: On March 1, undetonated explosive devices were found by Mexican law enforcement on a tourist ferry that operates between Cozumel-Playa del Carmen, Mexico.   On February 21, an explosive device detonated on a tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen resulting in injuries, including to U.S. citizens.  U.S. Government employees are prohibited from using all tourist ferries on this route until further notice.  Mexican and U.S. law enforcement continue to investigate.

  Actions to Take:

  •  Be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution.
  •  Purchase travel insurance that specifically covers you in Mexico and includes medical evacuation insurance.
  •  Contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate if you need assistance.


U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

(011-52-55) 5080-2000

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Mexico Country Information

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