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Cancun travel advisory: State Department issues warning to US travelers heading to Mexico

Cancun travel advisory: State Department issues warning to US travelers heading to Mexico

Cancun travel advisory: State Department issues warning to US travelers heading to Mexico

The US embassy and consulates in Mexico have issued a new warning to visitors to Cancun and the Mexican state of Quintana Roo about potential conflicts between taxi drivers and ride-hailing companies.

Medallion taxi drivers are attacking ride-hailing drivers competing for lucrative tourist rides. Unfortunately, the passenger got caught en route.

“Official complaints against Uber and other drivers do occur … and past disputes between these services and local taxi unions have at times turned violent, in some cases resulting in injuries to U.S. citizens. Result,” said the warning.

On Monday, taxi drivers blocked Boulevard Kukulcan, one of the main roads to Cancun’s hotel district, forcing some passengers to walk and even be escorted by police.

Taxi drivers are reportedly outraged by a court ruling earlier this month that allowed Uber to operate in Quintana Roo without a public transport license. It ruled that Uber is not a public transportation company and therefore does not have to follow the same regulations as taxi drivers. This enraged taxi driver faces higher costs as it is considered public transportation.

Several social media videos show conflicts between taxi drivers and ride-hailing drivers and their passengers.

This isn’t the first time a transport race of this kind has led to protests. In 2016, France experienced a nationwide strike by taxi unions over the entry of app-based ride-hailing services into the market. These protests turned violent and effectively closed down Paris.

More recently, taxis have protested the closure of parts of Barcelona by ride-hailing services like Uber.

There have also been mass protests against app-based ride-hailing companies in several US cities, including Belgium, Italy, and Denver.

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If you’re headed to tourist destinations in Mexico, there are other options. Cancun Sun has some good suggestions.

For example, there are cheap buses and shuttles to get around Cancun’s tourist areas. If you’re heading to the Hotel Zone, you can book a private car or van from Expedia or Viator for just $30. You can also contact the hotel directly to suggest the best transportation option at the moment, although it may cost a little more.

The State Department had already issued a travel advisory to Mexico based on the crime. “Keep in mind that all destinations carry some degree of risk in light of the highly publicized security incidents at popular tourist destinations,” the recommendation reads.

We also encourage visitors to review their personal security plans, be aware of their surroundings, pay attention to local media, and call 911 in Mexico immediately if they encounter any problems.

The Quintana Roo Tourism Board also has a “Guest Assist App” that you can download for free. The app provides access to a 24/7 bilingual call center for safety information, legal advice, complaints hotlines, COVID-19 information, and visitor assistance.

Quintana Roo Guest Assist App.Quintana Roo Tourism Board

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