US Embassy in Mexico narrows travel alert for Playa del Carmen

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The warning comes in the wake of an explosion last month on a tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen, which injured more than 20 people.

He also says that threats are nothing new, and haven't prevented people from traveling to other countries with warnings in the past. It did not specify what that threat is.

USA citizens should avoid those neighborhoods in Playa del Carmen listed above until further notice.

The alert, issued Wednesday night, says USA government employees have to cease traveling to the town "immediately" and "until further notice".

USA citizens are advised to not use the ferries as well in the wake of two explosive devices discovered on vessels used by tourists. The incident injured 25 people, including two Americans.

No motive for the explosion has been suggested yet, and both federal and state officials are still investigating.

However, staff of the Government of the United States is still not allowed to make use of the ferries between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel until further notice.

The alert stopped short of prohibiting all USA travelers from traveling to the resort town.

Mile says he advises travelers to avoid areas like the ferry that have already been targeted.

In the alert issued Wednesday, officials said USA government employees were "prohibited from traveling to Playa del Carmen until further notice".

The U.S. State Department earlier this year put Mexico on a "Level 2: Exercise increased caution" alert status due to crime. A US consular agency in Mexico has been closed and will reopen Monday. Alcapulco is located in Guerrero.

Local media reported that the ferry was operated by Barcos Caribe, which is owned by the family of former Quintana Roo governor Roberto Borge, who was extradited from Panama to Mexico in January to face corruption charges.

Some tourist destinations have no warnings against them, including Mexico City, Cancun, and Los Cabos.

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