Regarding the Travel Alert update released by the United States of America today, it is important to point out the following:
• The travel alert was issued for the entire country and different criteria apply for each state; in the case of Quintana Roo no travel restriction has been issued. The update is limited to warning about possible risks due to two factors: the supposed increase in the homicide rate for the 2016-2017 period and confrontations between criminal groups.
• The government of Quintana Roo, through the Department of Tourism, continues to work closely with the Federal Government and hand in hand with the General Consulate of the United States in Mexico, communicating the different measures taken by the government of Carlos Joaquin to ensure security in our state.
• The state government has always been open to dialogue with all sectors of the tourism industry, has provided documentation and technical support regarding the real facts and their implications, and is constantly working to guarantee the safety of tourists who visit Quintana Roo.
• Quintana Roo is not unaffected by what is happening in the rest of the world and is working to guarantee the success of the tourist industry in the destinations of the Mexican Caribbean and ensure their continued popularity. This success is due to a competitive productive sector that is united and able to react and face up to challenges that can arise.
TODAY MORE THAN EVER, THE UNITY AND STRENGTH OF QUINTANA ROO’S TOURIST DESTINATIONS DEPEND ON ALL OF US.