Current travel advisories for Mexico

Last Update: Friday, 15. February 2019 at 18:14

We advice caution when travelling to Mexico.


Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.4 / 5

Mexico is a country in North America (Central America) with around 110 million citizens and a land mass of 1,972,550 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 2.0 / 5

Mexico shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Guatemala (2.6), Belize with (2.2) and United States with (1.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as travel by U.S. government employees to these areas is prohibited or significantly restricted. U.S. government employees may not travel between cities after dark, may not hail taxis on the street, and must rely on dispatched vehicles, including from app-based services like Uber, or those from regulated taxi stands. U.S. government employees may not drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of Mexico with the exception of daytime travel within Baja California, and between Nogales and Hermosillo on Mexican Federal Highway 15D. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. Do not travel to: Colima state due to crime. Guerrero state due to crime. Michoacán state due to crime. Sinaloa state due to crime. Tamaulipas state due to crime. For detailed information on all states in Mexico, please see below.

Danger level: 2


Canadian government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

New Zealand government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to the states of Chihuahua, Durango, Guerrero (except for the cities of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Taxco and the toll road to Taxco), Michoacán (except for the cities of Morelia and Lázaro Cardenas), Sinaloa, Sonora and Tamaulipas due to the high levels of violent crime in these regions.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

Maltese government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Due to high levels of criminal activity, as well as demonstrations, protests and occasional illegal roadblocks throughout the country, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises all Maltese citizens travelling to Mexico to continue exercising a high degree of caution. There are currently large numbers of migrants moving en masse from Honduras through Guatemala to Mexico and beyond. This is having an impact on border crossings. The situation is fluid but borders crossings at Tecun Uman (Guatemala/Mexico), Agua Caliente (Honduras/Guatemala) and Tijuana (Mexico/USA) are currently affected and subject to periodic closures. It is important that travellers always follow the advice of the local authorities and consult with their tour operators before attempting to cross-land borders.

Danger level: 3

Exercise high degree of caution.

Irish government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


Country information

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Basic facts

around 110 million
Covering landmass
1,972,550 km²
127V - 60Hz
Peso (MXN)
ISO 2-Letter Code
Phone prefix
Top Level Domain
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Airports in Mexico (extern)


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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.