Headed to Mexico for spring break? Travelers warned of risks

With spring break just around the corner, the State Department has some advice for the thousands of Americans who head to Mexico this time each year. In a security alert for the country, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City offered tips on everything from avoiding unexpected medical costs and sexual assault to staying out of jail. Here are some things to know before you go: Hospital costs can be just as high or even higher than in the United States, the embassy said. Check that your health insurance includes coverage in Mexico as well as the cost of getting home for emergency treatment. Stay safe when heading to the beach: Some beaches have strong currents and riptides, and there may not be any kind of warning or lifeguards. Be careful what you drink: The embassy has received reports of Americans “losing consciousness or becoming injured” after drinking “unregulated alcohol.” Read more here >>>

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