Summary

There are disturbances in the state of Jalisco. A number of municipalities are affected, including Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta and Zapopan. If you’re in this area, stay in the tourist areas if possible and follow local advice. For any emergencies, contact the British Embassy on: +55 1670 3200.

Recent protests have affected Mexico City and other parts of the country, including the state of Guerrero. There is a continued possibility of demonstrations and illegal roadblocks have been reported more frequently, particularly in the state of Guerrero. If you’re driving in Guerrero, travel during daylight hours and use toll roads, although you may still encounter disruptions. If possible, travel by air if you’re visiting a major tourist destination in Guerrero. Avoid demonstrations and follow the advice of the local authorities.

The hurricane season normally runs from June to November and affects both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms on the website of the US National Hurricane Centre. See our tropical cyclones page for information and advice about what to do if you’re caught up in a storm.

In September 2014, Hurricane Odile affected parts of Baja California and Baja California Sur. If you’re in, or travelling to, the affected area you should keep in close touch with your travel company and follow the advice of the local authorities.

424,860 British nationals visited Mexico in 2014. Most visits are trouble-free.

Most victims of crime and violence in Mexico are Mexicans involved in criminal activity, but the security situation also poses risks for foreigners. Be alert to the existence of street crime as well as more serious violent crime like robbery, assault and vehicle hijacking. In certain parts of Mexico you should take particular care to avoid being caught up in drug related violence between criminal groups. See Crime and Violence

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.