The US Embassy issued a travel warning in Mexico earlier today.
When I first heard about this, I expected it to be in Mexico City or another city, not a resort area.
The travel warning was issued for Playa del Carmen due to “recent explosion aboard a ferry nearby“, according to Newsweek.com.
The US Embassy closed services and issued the alert without specifically saying what the threat was.
Two incidents recently occurred on the ferry which travels from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel. Last month, there was a non-fatal explosion and then this week an explosive device was found on another boat.
The embassy initially stopped allowing its employees to ride the ferry. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told ABC News that, “personnel must keep away until further notice.”
The explosion on the ferry in February caused injuries to 25 people, including two Americans and three Canadians.
While the US Embassy issued the travel warning, Mexican officials are saying that the area is safe and still visited by many tourists.
Would you visit an area which received a travel warning? I think that I’d have to read more into and then decide for myself.
Find out more from Newsweek.com here.