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Foreign Office issues warning for Scottish holidaymakers visiting 11 Mexican destinations



Scottish holidaymakers have been given safety advice if they are visiting 11 destinations in Mexico. Those planning a trip to the popular North American getaway spot have been cautioned about visiting certain areas as security risks intensify.

The destinations flagged include Baja California, Chiapas and Chihuahua, as well as Colima and Guerrero. Jalisco, Michoacan and Sinaloa are also on the list, along with Tamaulipas and Zacatecas.

This warning follows the tragic incident where two Australian brothers and their American mate were killed during a surfing expedition in the Baja California peninsula.

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The Foreign Office has advised: “Take care when withdrawing money from ATMS or exchanging money at an exchange shop (bureau de change). It’s generally safer to use ATMs during daylight hours and inside shops or malls.”

They further warned that “People withdrawing money from airport money exchange shops and ATMs in various locations have later been targeted by criminals. Avoid withdrawing large amounts of money and be careful of your surroundings and who is around you while you are using the ATM.”, reports Birmingham Live.

The FCDO added: “You should remain vigilant at all times. Pickpocketing and theft are common, including on public transport. Avoid wearing expensive clothing jewellery or watches. Limit the amount of cash or credit/debit cards you carry with you.”

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