FCO Travel Advice for - Mexico

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  • The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Ciudad Juarez. There is a high level of drug-related violence and criminal activity in the area. See violence.

  • Most victims of crime and violence are Mexicans involved in criminal activity, but the security situation also poses risks for foreigners. Be alert to the existence of street crime as well as more serious violent crime like robbery, assault and vehicle hijacking. In certain parts of Mexico you should take particular care to avoid being caught up in drug related violence between criminal groups. See Crime and violence.

  • The hurricane season in Mexico normally runs from June to November and can affect both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. See Hurricanes.

  • 363,142 British nationals visited Mexico in 2012. See Consular assistance statistics.

  • There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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