US Embassy in Mexico issues level 2 travel alert for citizens in Chiapas

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The security alert includes the surroundings of the town of Ciudad Hidalgo, located on the border between Mexico and Guatemala

Through a statement, the US Embassy in Mexico City informed US citizens that due to recent security events, US government employees will not be able to travel to the town of Ciudad Hidalgo.

The security alert includes the surroundings of the town within a radius of up to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), located in the southern part of the state of Chiapas along the border between Mexico and Guatemala.

The State Department’s travel warning for Chiapas is Level 2 and the embassy recommends exercising increased caution due to crime.

Actions to take in the face of the Security Alert: Ciudad Hidalgo, in Chiapas The US Embassy in Mexico City has recommended:

Be attentive to local media for updates and, in case of emergency, call 911.

Review your personal security plans and follow the instructions of local authorities. It also makes available its telephone line from Mexico: (55) 8526 2561 and from the United States: +1-844-528-6611. As well as the lines of the State Department and Consular Affairs: +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444.

Source: El Universal