This Wednesday, May 29, the Government of Great Britain issued an alert for violence to tourists who plan to travel to Mexico.
Through the official website of the Government of Great Britain, the European country alerted the British people about the violence in Mexico, as well as insecurity in the CDMX, migration issues, hurricane season, and the Zika virus.
Violence in Mexico
According to the Government of Great Britain, the most tourist destinations in Mexico such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta, have high rates of violence related to drug trafficking, never seen before.
They warned tourists about the shootings that have taken place in different parts of the country, including tourist destinations, as well as the increase in violence in Veracruz.
Migrants in Mexico
The Government of Great Britain reported on the caravans of Central American migrants crossing from the southern border of Mexico with Guatemala to reach the United States and warned about the closures of the country’s northern border, which could affect the crossing to the North American country.
In addition, British authorities warned of the hurricane season that is looming in the country, which began in May and ends in November. Therefore, they urged their citizens to avoid risk areas.
Finally, they warned about the risk of being infected by the Zika virus, transmitted through mosquitos.
In the alert of the Government of Great Britain, the tourists are informed that Mexico City presents periodic marches and demonstrations, so they should take precautions for road closures.
Tourists from Great Britain in Mexico
According to the figures issued by the European country, in 2016, Mexico received more than 513,000 British tourists and it was stated that there were no problems in most of the visits.