The Department of State has issued another Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Mexico about the security situation in Mexico, superseding the warning of May 6, 2010. The updated alert warns against any travel to Cuidad Juarez unless essential as a result of the high level of drug-related violence. There is also heightened travel alerts to the northern states of Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas which have suffered from the split over violence in nearby Juarez.
A rise in car-jackings and illegal roadblocks in the Monterrey metropolitan area and on highways leading from Monterrey are being warned against and to be avoided if at all possible. For a compete copy of the July 16, 2010 Travel warning go to the U.S. State Department website.