March 16, 2010
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada have issued a travel warning to Mexico, a popular destination for meeting planners and incentive travel groups.
“Canadians travelling to Mexico should exercise a high degree of caution due to occasional demonstrations and protests, high levels of criminal activity and violence throughout the country,” says the Canadian government’s website.
In particular, Canadians should vigilant in northern Mexico and all cities bordering the U.S., especially when travelling to Tijuana, as firefights between the military and drug cartels can occur without warning at any time.
Furthermore, the website advises against non-essential travel to Ciudad Juárez, due to escalating violence linked to drug trafficking.
Travellers should monitor local news before visiting areas affected by turf wars.
For more info, visit the government’s site
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