North and Central America and Caribbean
|Still current at: 25 April 2011
Updated: 07 April 2011
This advice has been reviewed and reissued with amendments to the Travel Summary (earthquake on 7 April) and Entry Requirements (Departure Tax). The overall level of the advice has not changed; we advise against all but essential travel to Ciudad Juarez.
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Travel advice for this country
Natural Disasters - Hurricanes
The hurricane season in Mexico normally runs from June to November and can affect both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Monitor local and international weather updates from the World Meteorological Organisation
and the US National Hurricane Center
, and check with local authorities or your tour operator for any changes to your onward travel plans. See Tropical cyclones
Natural Disasters - Earthquakes
Most of Mexico is subject to earthquakes and tremors occur regularly particularly in the state of Oaxaca. An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale hit the Mexican peninsula of Baja California near the city of Mexicali on 4 April 2010. However, there were only a small number of casualties and no British casualties were reported.
Natural Disasters - Volcanoes
The Popocatepetl and Colima volcanoes are both active and they are closed to the public. There are danger zones around both, the size of which can change depending on the current level of activity. Updated information on their current status can be found for Colima
(reports available in Spanish) and for Popocatepetl
(reports in English).