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Safety

Most people who visit Mexico have positive experiences and don't encounter any problems. However, as in other tourist destinations throughout the world, crime is a fact of life, and as a foreigner you may be targeted for theft. In order to increase your chances of having a safe and pleasant vacation, follow these tips for Mexico travel safety:

  • Blend in as much as possible. Try to be discreet.
  • Choose ATMs in malls or stores if possible. Avoid using ATMs at night or in deserted places. When you withdraw money from an ATM put it away immediately.
  • Carry only the cash you need for the moment in your pocket or purse.
  • Exercise particular caution when in crowds, markets or on public transportation. Pickpockets can be very crafty and sometimes work in pairs - one person will distract you while another takes your wallet.
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