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Baja Sur Travel Advisories

posted Aug 24, 2018, 6:08 PM by La Paz News   [ updated Aug 24, 2018, 6:11 PM ]
Baja Sur Travel Advisory by US Stae Department
The US State department released a Travel Advisory on August 22, 2018. It recommends to exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread. Specific for the BCS state the report reads:
Baja California Sur state – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
Exercise increased caution due to crime. Criminal activity and violence, including homicide, remain an issue throughout the state. According to Government of Mexico statistics, the state experienced an increase in homicide rates compared to the same period in 2016.

While most of these homicides appeared to be targeted, criminal organization assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by U.S. citizens. Bystanders have been injured or killed in shooting incidents. There are no U.S. government restrictions for travel in Baja California Sur, which includes the tourist areas of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and La Paz.

All Mexico Tavel Warnings Map by US State Department 22nd August 2018