The US Department of State re-issued its travel advisory for Mexico on Wednesday, August 22, stating that travelers should exercise increased caution, the third-highest of a four-tiered rating system. The advisory includes an update on travel to Ciudad Juarez (Chihuahua) and forbids US government employees from travel in downtown Juarez (between Calle Malecón, Calle 5 de mayo, Calle 18 de marzo, and Avenida Francisco Villa) due to an increase in daytime murders. The travel warning also lists the following states as "Level 4: Do Not Travel" due to the threat of crime:
For full details regarding the travel advisory, please refer to the US Department of State.
Individuals present in Mexico are advised to avoid nonessential travel to the abovementioned locations, to remain vigilant for criminal activity. Keep in mind that criminals may be armed; do not resist if confronted and do not look your attacker(s) directly in the eye.
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