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DPS' tips for a safe Spring Break in Mexico

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Rocky Point, Mexico and Can Cun are popular Spring Break destinations.

Unlike the past few years, there are no state travel warnings to Mexico.

If your teenager or college student is going to Mexico, there are still a lot of things to remember.

  • Travel on main roads during daylight hours. As much as possible, use toll ("cuota") roads, which are generally more secure.

  • Leave an itinerary with a friend or family member not traveling with you, and avoid traveling alone.

  • Don't engage in illicit activity, and avoid areas where criminal activity could be reasonably expected.

  • Avoid hailing taxis on the street, and only use taxis associated with organized taxi stands ("sitios").

  • Check with your cellular provider to confirm your mobile phone is capable of roaming on GSM or 3G international networks.

  • Maintain control. Monitor your alcohol intake.

  • Don't accept a drink from a stranger.

  • Don't display expensive-looking jewelry, large amounts of money, or other valuable items.

  • Travel as a group as much as possible.

  • DPS also recommends that drivers obtain Mexican auto insurance in advance.

Mexico Travel Information:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html

U.S. Dept. of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs:
Travel.State.gov

 

 

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