/ Modified aug 23, 2017 4:25 p.m.

U.S. Updates Travel Warnings for Mexico, Including Tourist Spots

An increase in organized crime in certain parts of Mexico can put U.S. travelers at risk.

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MEXICO CITY — The U.S. Department of State has updated its travel warnings for Mexico, and some tourist attractions and the neighboring state of Sonora made it onto the list.

The increase in organized crime in certain parts of Mexico can put U.S. travelers at risk, according to the U.S. government.

The new travel warning advises caution in some well-known tourist cities, such as Los Cabos in Baja California, and Cancún and Cozumel in the Yucatán Peninsula.

According to the warning, Sonora state is a key region for drug and human trafficking. The government suggests using main roads, driving during the day and exercising caution on the Highway 15 corridor.

And for those planning to visit Puerto Peñasco, the advisory recommends using the Lukeville, Arizona/Sonoyta and Sonora border crossing.

Personal travel is prohibited for U.S. government personnel in Acapulco, on the Pacific coast.

Some areas have no advisories, like Mexico City and the state of Guanajuato.

This travel warning replaces a previous one, issued last December.

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