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US State Department Lifts Travel Advisories for Cozumel & Quintana Roo

A boon for island tourism & peace of mind ….

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On January 10, 2018 the US State Department unveiled a new 4-tiered listing to advise US travelers of potential dangers while travelling internationally. Replacing the oftentimes confusing “Travel Alerts,” the new system provides clear language can be easily applied to foreign countries.


The new advisories have eliminated all restrictions to Cozumel and the entire State of Quintana Roo.  Also included in the elimination of the restrictions are Cancun, Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya and Tulum.


Additional Areas in Mexico Without Travel Advisories

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 The majority of Mexico is has become a Level Two advisory, where travelers are urged to exercise increased precautions. Several popular tourism areas have no advisories at all and include the areas of Lake Chapala and Aijiic, Puerta Vallarta, and Guadalajara.


Areas in Mexico with Higher Travel Advisories

 A Level Three alert was place on the following areas – Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, State of Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sonora and Zacatecas.

With a Level Three advisory travelers are urged to reconsider travel plans.


How the Levels Break Down

Level One – Exercise Normal Precautions

Level Two – Exercise Increased Precautions

Level Three – Reconsider Travel

Level Four – Greater Likelihood of Life-Threatening Risks

& an additional “Do Not Travel”  category


There are currently 11 countries that are under a “Do Not Travel”  advisory, and include North Korea, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libia, South Sudan and Mali.




El Departamento de Estado de los EUA levanta las restricciones para viajar a Cozumel y Quintana Roo

Gran beneficio para el trismo hacia la Isla y tranquilidad. . .

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El 10 de enero, 2018 el Departamento de Estado de los EUA reveló una lista de 4 niveles para la emisión de avisos dirigidos a viajeros estadounidenses sobre peligros potenciales al realizar viajes internacionales.  El nuevo sistema que sustituye las “Alertas de Viaje” que a menudo crean confusión,  ofrece un lenguaje claro que puede aplicarse con facilidad a otros países.


Las nuevas advertencias han eliminado toda restricción de viaje hacia Cozumel y hacia todo el Estado de Quintana Roo.  Ello incluye la cancelación de restricciones de viaje a Cancún, Playa del Carmen, la Riviera Maya y Tulum.


Zonas adicionales en México sin advertencias de riesgo para viajar


La mayor parte de México se ha convertido en advertencia nivel dos, donde se exhorta a los viajeros a tener precauciones. En diversas áreas turísticas populares ni siquiera existen las alertas, tales como la Laguna de Chapala y Ajijic, Puerto Vallarta y Guadalajara.


Zonas en México con advertencia de riesgo elevada para viajar


La alerta nivel tres estuvo vigente para las siguientes zonas: Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Estado de México, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, San Luis potosí, Sonora y Zacatecas.

Con una advertencia nivel tres se exhorta a los viajeros que reconsideren sus planes de viaje.


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Desglose de los niveles


Nivel uno – Ejercitar precauciones normales.

Nivel dos – Ejercitar mayor precaución.

Nivel tres – Reconsiderar la realización del viaje.

Nivel cuatro – Alta probabilidad de riesgos mortales;

Y, una categoría adicional de “No viajar”.


En la actualidad existen 11 países que se encuentran bajo la advertencia “No viajar” e incluyen: Corea del Norte, Afganistán, Yemen, Siria, Irak, Irán, Libia, Sudán Meridional y Mali.





Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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