US State Department Issues Latest Travel Warning For Mexico

By Mónica Ortiz Uribe
April 15, 2015
Mónica Ortiz Uribe
Antonio Ramos dresses up as a character from the Mexican revolution to give streets tours of downtown Juárez. The city is making an effort to attract more American tourists.

The U.S. State Department issued its latest travel warning for Mexico this week. The update includes fewer restrictions on the Mexican border city of Juárez.

The State Department has restricted government workers from unofficial travel in Mexican border states since 2010 when drug violence in that region reached its peak. Since then violent crime in some cities, like Juárez and Tijuana, has declined.

As of December the State Department no longer restricts government workers' travel in Juárez, across the border from El Paso. The latest warning maintains that policy.

On Friday a delegation of 300 people including U.S. mayors, lawmakers and business leaders toured Juárez as part of the city's effort to revive American tourism.