Please note that Puerto Vallarta is NOT affected.
i read the us state dept travel warning but i was still concerned. i thank you for the info.
Hi Kaz, I posted on your other thread.
I totally understand your concern and want to hear from people who are here, have been here recently etc.
Everything is normal here except there is, I believe, a certain heightened awareness of all of this on the part of police and other officials, but in a preventative sense, only because it is a port. Not unlike much of US Homeland Security policy in the wake of 9/11. But, otherwise, it´s just like always.
Bajablonde, Thanks so much for providing the official info. That said, I am really looking forward to being in the PV area next week, staying until May 16!
Please note: There is a travel alert in effect for Mexico, not a travel warning. The difference is:
Travel Warnings are issued to describe long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff.
*as taken from …state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_3028.html
Mexico is not on the US governments list of countries with a "Travel Warning".
Thanks, maybe this will stop the 5 daily threads of "Is Mexico Safe?".... but I doubt it!
Can't this topic be made a sticky so it's available at the top for anyone with concerns to read?
People hearing about this are genuinly concerned because it's all over the news. If I hadn't been to PV & was hearing this all over the news, and had friends wondering why I was considering travel to Mexico, I'd be questioning this too.
Thanks bajablonde....you are correct it is an alert not a warning....since I live here I get these directly via email from the US Consulate. They just give advise to be aware and alert.
As Carey says there is heightened sense of awareness within military and police but otherwise it is as usual....I just returned from Puerto and Nuevo Vallarta, via car.....no problems and other than a few more military checkpoints no issues or changes.
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