See the state summaries and levels of advice below for information on your specific travel destination. Some areas of Mexico have a higher risk of crime and kidnapping. Be more careful due to crime. Criminal activity and violence can occur throughout the state.
There are no travel restrictions for the U.S. UU. Reconsider traveling due to crime and kidnapping. Transnational criminal organizations compete in the border area to establish drug trafficking and human trafficking routes.
Violent crime and gang activity are common. Travelers should stay on major roads and avoid remote locations. Of particular concern is the high number of homicides in the non-touristic areas of Tijuana. Most homicides appear to be selective; however, killings by criminal organizations and territorial disputes can cause bystanders to be injured or killed.
Citizens and LPR have been victims of kidnappings. There are no other travel restrictions for the U.S. Government employees in the state of Baja California. These include high-traffic tourist areas in border and coastal communities, such as Tijuana, Ensenada and Rosarito.
Most homicides are targeted killings against members of criminal organizations. Battles for territory between criminal groups have led to violent crime in areas frequented by the United States. Government employees, including restaurants and shopping malls during the day. Bystanders have been injured or killed in shootings.
Government employees cannot travel to other areas of Chihuahua, including the Copper Canyon. Violent crime and gang activity occur in parts of the state of Coahuila. Government employees cannot travel to other areas of the state of Colima. Violent crime and gang activity are common in parts of the state of Durango.
Gang violence, often associated with the theft of oil and natural gas from the state oil company and other suppliers, occurs in Guanajuato, mainly in the southern and central areas of the state. The high number of murders in the southern region of the state related to cartel-related violence is of particular concern. Armed groups operate independently of the government in many areas of Guerrero. Members of these groups often maintain roadblocks and may use violence against travelers.
Citizens and LPRs have been victims of kidnappings in previous years. Government employees cannot travel to other areas of the state of Guerrero, including the tourist areas of Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa. Violent crime and gang activity are common in parts of the state of Jalisco. In Guadalajara, territorial battles between criminal groups take place in tourist areas.
Shootings between criminal groups have injured or killed innocent bystanders. Both violent and non-violent crimes occur throughout Mexico City. Be more careful, especially at night, outside frequented tourist areas where police and security officers patrol more routinely. Misdemeanor crimes occur frequently in both touristic and non-touristic areas.
Both violent and non-violent crimes occur throughout the State of Mexico. Take special care in areas outside of frequented tourist areas, although petty crimes also occur frequently in tourist areas. Crime and violence are widespread in the state of Michoacán. Government employees cannot travel to other areas of the state of Michoacán, including parts of the Monarch Butterfly Reserve located in Michoacán.
Violent crime and gang activity are common in some parts of the state of Morelos. Criminal activity and violence can occur throughout the state of Nayarit. Be more careful due to crime and kidnapping. Government employees in the state of Nuevo León.
Criminal activity and violence occur throughout the state. Criminal activity and violence can occur anywhere and anytime, even in popular tourist destinations. Travellers must maintain a high level of knowledge of the situation, avoid areas where illegal activities occur, and get away quickly from potentially dangerous situations. While not aimed at tourists, shootings between rival gangs have injured innocent bystanders.
Citizens have been victims of both violent and non-violent crimes in tourist and non-tourist areas. Government employees in the state of San Luis Potosí. Criminal organizations are headquartered and operate in Sinaloa. Government employees cannot travel to other areas of the state of Sinaloa.
Sonora is a key location used by international drug trafficking and human trafficking networks. Members of heavily armed criminal groups often patrol areas of the state and operate with impunity, particularly along the border region from Reynosa to Nuevo Laredo. In these areas, local law enforcement agencies have limited capacity to respond to criminal incidents. Law enforcement capacity is greater in the area of the three cities of Tampico, Ciudad Madero and Altamira, which has a lower rate of violent criminal activity compared to the rest of the state.
Government employees cannot travel to other parts of the state of Tamaulipas. Violent crime, extortion and gang activity are widespread in the state of Zacatecas. The most recent CDC guidance on international travel for vaccinated people can be found here. It's relatively safe for travelers to go to tourist destinations and major urban centers, such as Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey.
The Department of State updated the Travel Notice for Mexico in October. Several tourist destinations, such as Mexico City, Sayulita and Cancun, now have warnings related to cartel-related crimes. Cancun is a safe city to visit, with friendly residents and a low crime rate compared to other Mexican cities. While most visitors don't have problems, there are some dangerous places near Cancun.
Stay in heavily populated places, such as downtown Cancun and the hotel zone, unless you are traveling with an approved tour or with informed locals. .