Monday, December 5, 2011

Travel Warning to Mexico

From the TWU Office of International Education...

With holiday travel approaching quickly, we feel it is important to make sure you are aware that the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has recently extended its travel warnings for U.S. citizens traveling in Mexico.

The DOS extended travel restrictions to Mexico include all states listed on the U.S. State Department Travel Warning list. Travel to Mexico is suspended for the seven Border States, to Tamaulipas and Michoacán, and to parts of the states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi and Jalisco.

TWU students, and faculty-led student programs sponsored by TWU, may not travel to destinations on the travel warning list for University purposes. TWU students traveling to Mexico do so as a private citizen and not under the auspices of TWU. However, all U.S. citizens traveling throughout Mexico should exercise caution in unfamiliar areas and to be aware of their surroundings at all times. Regardless of destination, we recommend all international travelers take appropriate precautions to protect their safety and health.

The following links will provide information released from the Department of State:

US Department of State Mexico Alert

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_4491.html

Texas Department of Public Safety Statement

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/public_information/pr030410.pdf

US Department of State Country Specific Information

http://travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html

Students traveling internationally are recommended to access the U.S. Department of State website (http://studentsabroad.state.gov/) and review that information.All United States Department of State travel warnings may be accessed here http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html

The safety of TWU students is of the utmost importance. If you plan to travel in the near future we strongly encourage you to access information from the U.S. Department of State and review the security alerts. Thank you and have a wonderful and safe holiday break!