The Government of Canada has issued a travel warning for parts of Mexico, including popular destination Playa del Carmen.
According to the Canadian government, the alert was issued following a similar advisory issued by the US embassy in Mexico City. On March 7, the US Embassy is said to have “received information about a security threat in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.”
— travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) March 8, 2018
Both governments are advising caution when travelling after an explosive device detonated on a popular tourist ferry in the area on February 21. And on March 1, 2018, local authorities found another explosive device on a ferry also operating out of Playa del Carmen.
Since then, some cruise lines have cancelled excursions using ferry services in Playa del Carmen.
Canada’s travel advisory warns citizens to “avoid non-essential travel” through the northern and western states in Mexico.
Mexico: local authorities found an explosive device on a ferry operating out of Playa del Carmen. Some cruise lines have cancelled excursions. Avoid tourist ferries travelling in the region until further notice, be vigilant. https://t.co/7sKow0Zi4K
— travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) March 2, 2018