Last updated on May 12, 2020
Cancun, Q.R. — Despite numerous claims, there has not been any US travel warning issued in regard to adulterated alcohol in Mexico.
As of July 30, 2017, the US Department of State website does not show any Security (travel) warning for Mexico, only an update to their general Safety and Security Messages for the country:
Alcohol: There have been allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out. If you choose to drink alcohol, it is important to do so in moderation and to stop and seek medical attention if you begin to feel ill.
The update came after Quintana Roo state authorities indicated that there is no demand, file or criminal case on the death of an American citizen allegedly linked to adulterated alcohol. According to State Secretary of Tourism Marisol Venegas Perez, there is no US travel warning against the state of Quintana Roo.
Through a statement, the head of tourism said that there is no warning by the United States government. “In the most recent update of the Security and Prevention section, the US government does not specify any case related to the Mexican Caribbean, much less an adulterated alcohol alert.”
According to the information provided, the most recent update, dated July 30 by the State Department of the United States government, indicates some recommendations and suggestions for its citizens visiting the Mexican territory, but at no time issues an alert for adulterated drinks on beaches of the Mexican Caribbean.
Venegas Perez emphasized that the region receives 11 million tourists a year in more than 98,000 hotel rooms where strict quality measures are maintained in the service industry.