Mexico travel warning causes some in the Valley to rethink travel plans
There's a new travel warning right now. The government is telling people don't go to certain parts of Mexico and that is changing vacation plans.
The U.S. State Department has a new travel warning for Mexico and it says don't go to Cancun and several other places. It's about the drug cartels and a soaring violent crime rate.
"Right now based upon what we know from the warning the criminal organizations are not targeting U.S. citizens based upon their nationality,” said Hild Morrison, who run’s a travel agency in the Valley. “It's unfortunate that sometimes people get caught up at the wrong time and there is a gun fight that insures based upon two cartels and people get caught in the cross fire. "
And right now, not many people are changing their plans.
"Out of the 60 that are getting ready to travel, only four of them have decided to change their destination. They are either going to Hawaii or they are going to the Caribbean," said Morrison.
At Fresno Yosemite International Airport, there is a flight to Mexico City but according to the U.S. Passports and International Travel there are no warnings issued through Mexico City.
"Remember to travel safe, leave your valuables at home. Don't buy designer luggage and wear designer clothes and set yourself up as a target. You are going to want to remember you are outside of your home, outside of your country so you want to be aware of your surroundings," said Morrison.
No flights from Fresno to Mexico have been canceled. You can check for a complete list of countries with travel warnings by clicking here.