Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Canada has joined the US in lifting its travel alert for the city Playa del Carmen. The alert was lifted over the weekend and is without any restrictions or advisement about travel to the area.
The Canadian travel alert was issued a few days after the US Embassy in Mexico City issued a travel advisory for its employees traveling to Playa del Carmen. However, after an investigation in which the FBI participated, and the implementation of additional security measures, the travel alerts for both countries were lifted.
Canada is the second most important tourism market for the Cancun, Riviera Maya region after the United States. Millions of Canucks head south each year, landing at the Cancun International Airport to vacation in both the resort city or surrounding areas including Playa del Carmen.
According to the Government of Canada, their latest update on safety and security for Playa del Carmen included “the removal of information on threat in Playa del Carmen”, including the use of the ferry services and travel to all areas within the state.
The Government of Canada does remind citizens regarding organized crime, “Although it does not target tourists, violence related to organized crime increased throughout the country in 2017.”
They also add that “The level of crime in resorts and major tourist cities and destinations is relatively low compared to the national average.
“More than 2.1 million Canadians travel to Mexico each year, the vast majority of them without incident.”