Federal, State Officials Discourage Student Spring Break Travel to Mexico

The Texas Department of Public Safety and the U.S. State Department have issued travel alerts.

If contemplating travel to Mexico, first review the latest warnings and safety conditions throughout Mexico.

If contemplating travel to Mexico, first review the latest warnings and safety conditions throughout Mexico.

With spring break just around the corner, many students are planning to head to the beaches of Mexico. However, be advised the Texas Department of Public Safety and the U.S. State Department have issued travel alerts for Mexico.

For students who are U.S. citizens:

Travel to Mexico during spring break is not encouraged due to the safety and security concerns. The U.S. Department of State issued a revised Travel Warning for Mexico on Feb. 8. Students who do travel to Mexico should exercise a high degree of caution, primarily due to drug cartel related crime activities and extreme violence in the northern regions near the U.S.-Mexico border. Other specific areas of Mexico are also considered dangerous. Anyone contemplating travel to Mexico should review the latest warnings at http://travel.state.gov for general travel conditions throughout Mexico and security/safety conditions in specific regions of Mexico. Please note that official university travel to Mexico continues to require pre-authorization for each trip based on individual criteria for the location visited.

For students who are non-U.S. citizens:

The Office of International Affairs generally advises third-country international students not to travel to Mexico during spring break for security and safety concerns. Students who do travel to Mexico should exercise a high degree of caution, primarily due to drug cartel related crime activities and extreme violence in the northern regions near the U.S.-Mexico border. Other specific areas of Mexico are also considered dangerous. International students are urged to visit http://travel.state.gov and take into consideration all U.S. Department of State’s alerts regarding travel to Mexico.

U.S. citizens living or traveling in Mexico are urged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through their website at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Dean of Students office at (806) 742-2984 or the Office of International Affairs at (806) 742-2974.


Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs provides a myriad of far-reaching services for the multiple and diverse communities served by the university.

In addition to the main office, International Affairs also consists of the following divisions:

Also located in the International Cultural Center is the K-12 International Education Outreach Program.

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