363,142 British nationals visited Mexico in 2012. Most visits are trouble-free.

There are continuing demonstrations across Mexico City against government reforms. Some main roads, including Reforma, Insurgentes and the road to the airport, have been blocked. These demonstrations may become violent. Take care, monitor local media and avoid all demonstrations. The Mexican constitution prohibits political activities by foreigners. Participation in demonstrations may result in detention and deportation.

Most victims of crime and violence 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

The hurricane season normally runs from June to November and affects both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. You should monitor the website of the Hurricane Centre, keep in close touch with your travel company and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters.

A cholera outbreak in central Mexico has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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