State Department updates Mexico travel warning; Cancun advisory remains the same

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The U.S. Department of State issued an update to its Mexico travel advisory, telling tourists to “exercise increased caution” when visiting the country.

The update comes just one day after authorities confirmed the discovery of eight bodies outside the resort areas of Cancun — however, the State Department’s advisory for the state of Quintana Roo, where Cancun is located, remains at a Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution), just as it did in the week preceding the discovery.

The rest of the warning is also largely the same as the previous advisory, albeit with a change concerning government personnel traveling to the Chihuahua city of Ciudad Juarez, WPVI reports.

A spokesperson for the board of tourism for Quintana Roo issued a statement in response to the advisory update, claiming it does not apply to “tourist or beach areas.”

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