Puerto Vallarta Not Included in Expanded Travel Warning to Mexico

Puerto Vallarta tourism representatives are aggressively reminding the industry that the April 22 expansion to the U.S. Department’s Travel Warning to Mexico does not include the destination.

While it is true that Mexico’s state of Jalisco has had recent incidents of violence in the cities of Colotlan, and Yahualica, Puerto Vallarta is located more than 300 miles away from these cities, the distance between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The popular vacation destination is also located more than 1,200 miles from the border between Mexico and the U.S. where other drug related violence has taken place, the same distance that separates Los Angeles to Dallas, or New York to Miami.

It is important to note that although the U.S. Department of State is advising against non-essential travel to specific areas in Mexico, it also explicitly mentions that “millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year,” and says that "resort areas and tourist destinations generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major trafficking routes."

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