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Playa del Carmen: Mexico Travel Alert Issued By U.S.

Damien Sharkov
Playa del Carmen: Mexico Travel Alert Issued By U.S.

A “security threat” has closed the U.S. consular agency by a major tourist hotspot in Mexico and officials have been told to keep away “effective immediately,” following a recent explosion aboard a ferry nearby. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico took the decision to close services in coastal resort town Playa del Carmen on Wednesday night, issuing a statement on the alert that did not specifically state what the threat was. The move comes after the ferry that links the coastal town with Caribbean island Cozumel suffered two alarming incidents in recent weeks.