United States issues travel alert to Zacatecas due to violence

United States issues travel alert to Zacatecas due to violence

In the annual update of the Mexico Travel Alertthe United States Department of State added Zacatecas within the states with an alert not to travel due to the increase in crime and kidnapping, the state joins Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas with the highest level of warning .

From his Twitter account, the United States ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazarconfirmed the travel alert statement.

“Due to increased criminal activity, Zacatecas remains, along with five other states in the Department of State Travel Alerton the “do not travel” list: Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas,” he wrote.

And he added: “Under the Bicentennial Framework, the United States and Mexico commit to deepen cooperation to combat transnational crime that fosters violence in both countries to improve citizen security and achieve more peaceful and prosperous communities. #SharedSecurity”.

Also, the United States government positioned the State of Mexico, Coahuila and Nayarit at a better level by suggesting greater travel caution to its citizens.

“I congratulate Nayarit, the State of Mexico and Coahuila for improving their security levels and, therefore, a higher level within the 2022 Travel Alert,” the diplomat said in a statement given to the media.

He stressed that the US will continue to work with its partners and neighbors to build a peaceful future.

Campeche and Yucatán have the best rating when it is suggested to take normal precautions.

For crime and kidnapping, it is requested to reconsider traveling to Baja California, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Jalisco and Sonora, while for crime to Durango and Morelos.

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