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Tijuana Travel warnings

Mexico - Travel Alert

The US State Department has re-issued its travel warning for Mexico and included a state-by-state break down of the most dangerous places, focusing on the popular tourist destinations and the routes to them. The warnin

Mexico - Hurricane Warning

Resort towns on the southern Pacific coast of Mexico are on alert as hurricane Jova bears down on them. The category 3 storm with wind speeds of up to 120 mph was expected to intensify to category 4 before crossing the

The truth behind Mexico Drug Violence

Mexico gets a bad rap for its constant appearance in the news for drugs, violence and illegal immigration issues. It often makes the list of countries to which governments, including America’s, warn citizens against t

Is Mexico Safe? - Revisited

Last October here on the safety hub we asked “Is Mexico safe?” and concluded that unless you were taking part in the illegal drug trade, or ignoring common sense travel safety precautions – it was extremely unlike

Recommended vaccinations for Tijuana

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.


    Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.

    Malaria in Mexico

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Going to Cozumel and I wanna do some diving I am. A rookie just got certified on may 13th is it safe? And can I dive in shallow water only?

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Is cancun Mexico safe

Asa safe as any popular tourist destination. You're probably more at risk of getting into a bar fight with another tourist than falling foul of a Mexican cri... read more »
about 5 years ago

Is it safe to travel to Mexico

Lindylou, it depends which part of Mexico you mean and what you'll be doing. If you're going into rural Michoacan alone carrying a bag of gold and trying to ... read more »
about 5 years ago

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