The US State Department through their Embassy in Mexico City announced the removal of travel restrictions for its officials to Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. In a statement, the embassy said that “as a result of recent incidents in Playa del Carmen, municipal, state and federal agencies in Mexico have placed in operation new security procedures in tourist areas.”
Therefore, the release indicates that “the personnel of the government of the United States is allowed to travel everywhere in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.”
However, the embassy recommended that American citizens traveling to Playa del Carmen stay alert and increase their precautions due to crime incidents in the area, acquire travel insurance with coverage in Mexico and contact the embassy or consulate to request assistance if necessary.
On March 1, the government of the United States government prohibited its citizens from using all tourist boats in Quintana Roo. Specifically, the US Embassy recommended not to use these boats on the route from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen, until further notice.
The above, after two unexploded bombs were found in a boat of Barcos Caribe, which was located 500 meters from the coast of Cozumel, a week after the explosion in another ship of the same shipping company.
On March 7, the United States issued a security alert for Playa de Carmen, Quintana Roo, and announced the closure of its consular agency in this tourist area of the country. Afterwards, it only prohibited visits to five neighborhoods in Playa del Carmen and the consulate resumed operations two days later.
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