Travel Warnings — México
State department and foreign affairs offices issue travel advisories and warnings about many countries that are updated periodically and posted on the websites listed below. Because they are issued by government agencies, which are usually overly cautious, these official statements always make México sound more dangerous than it is. To better judge the risks of traveling to México always review the travel advisories and warnings of several countries, not just your own. Travel advisories and warnings should help inform the decisions you make while in México, not sway whether to go or not.
In the event of trouble while traveling in México, the best thing to do is stay calm and contact your country's embassy or consulate, they will act as an advocate and intermediary for you. To help support them in these roles, most governments suggest registering with them before leaving on your trip or upon arrival in México at your embassy or consulate. For convenience, some country's websites allow registering online. Also listed are the services these governments provide their citizens in case of emergency abroad.
- Australia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). www.dfat.gov.au, www.smartraveller.gov.au.
- Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca, www.voyage.gc.ca. The department publishes a fine travel brochure Bon Voyage for free.
- Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs. www.dfa.ie.
- United Kingdom, Foreign and Commonwealth Office. www.fco.gov.uk.
- United States, Department of State. travel.state.gov.