Here's what you need to know about the latest Mexico travel warning. Officials have issued a new Travel Warning saying that violent crime - including homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery - has targeted USA citizens in several Mexican states.
Cancun and Los Cabos violence has been cited in a US tourism warning issued by the State Department Tuesday, cautioning Americans about the surge in crime in the popular Mexico tourism destinations.
Quintana Roo's public security secretary Rodolfo del Angel Campos said the state had been "very prompt" in addressing security in tourist areas.
Mexico tourists are also advised to use toll roads whenever possible, because carjackers have murdered US citizens, most often at night and in isolated locations. Officials added that there's no evidence that US citizens are being targeted exclusively based on their nationality, however.
The department is recommending that Americans "defer non-essential travel", to certain areas of Mexico.
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A state-by-state assessment of security conditions throughout Mexico can be found online.
In Quintana Roo, which includes Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and Tulum, there has also been an increase in homicide rates as a result of targeted assassinations.
While the government's travel warning notes that resort areas and tourist destinations are usually exempt from much of the of drug-related violence and crime found throughout Mexico, there have been numerous cases of American citizens being kidnapped or even killed during turf battles between criminal groups. It also prohibits personal travel to all impacted areas by US government personnel and their families. Innocent bystanders have been injured or killed in shootings, the department says.
No advisory is in effect for Campeche, Guanajuato (includes San Miguel de Allende and Leon), Hidalgo, Mexico City, Puebla, Queretaro, Tabasco (includes Villahermosa) Tlaxcala and Yucatan (includes Merida and Chichen Itza).