678/Communique of the Press Office of the State of Quintana Roo
March 7, 2018
STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF QUINTANA ROO IN REGARDS TO THE PROHIBITION BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO THEIR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FROM TRAVELING TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN
In regards to the decision made by the government of the United States to prohibit their government employees from traveling to Playa del Carmen, the Government of the State of Quintana Roo expresses the following:
In Playa del Carmen and throughout the state all tourism and economic activities are operating under normal circumstances, in fact, the current hotel occupancy in our destinations is about 80 percent.
Our armed forces are working day and night to guarantee public security for citizens and tourists. We are not aware of what are the exact reasons behind the issuing of the travel alert by the Government of the United States.
We want to reassure our commitment to work hand in hand to provide security to all US and international tourists that visit our state.
We will continue to maintain a relationship based in respect and protection for all of our tourists. US travelers are always welcome to Quintana Roo and Mexico.
When it comes to the implementation of the rule of law and particularly security policies, we are currently working hand I hand with the Mexican Army, Navy, the Federal Police, the Federal Secretariat of Public Security, the State Secretariat of Public Security and the Municipal Police.
In fact, on March 7, 2018, Quintana Roo will host the 2018 World Oceans Summit which will be hosted my Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and dignitaries from around the World.