July 5, 2022

Travel warning issued for Tijuana, Baja California

The State Department recently reissued a warning for Americans planning travel to Tijuana or Baja travel/" 1378 target="_blank">California due to heightened concerns regarding crime and kidnappings. 

The warning states “travelers should remain on main highways and avoid remote locations … of particular concern is the high number of homicides in the non-tourist areas of Tijuana.”  

The warning also says US citizens have been victims of kidnappings. 

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The State Department issued the following tips if you do still plan on traveling to your destination:

  • Review the U.S. Embassy’s webpage on COVID-19.
  • Visit the CDC’s web page on Travel and COVID-19.
  • Keep traveling companions and family back home informed of your travel plans.  If separating from your travel group, send a friend your GPS location.  If taking a taxi alone, take a photo of the taxi number and/or license plate and text it to a friend.
  • Use toll roads when possible and avoid driving alone or at night.  In many states, police presence and emergency services are extremely limited outside the state capital or major cities.
  • Exercise increased caution when visiting local bars, nightclubs, and casinos.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Follow the U.S. Embassy on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Reports for Mexico.
  • Mariners planning travel to Mexico should check for U.S. maritime advisories and alerts, which include instructions on reporting suspicious activities and attacks to Mexican naval authorities.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

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