The U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for the Mexico border area following the deaths of three people with connections to the U.S. embassy in Ciudad Juarez (a consular worker and her husband, both U.S. citizens, and the Mexican husband of another consular employee) on Sunday, March 14.
From the State Department: "Recent violent attacks have prompted the U.S. Embassy to urge U.S. citizens to delay unnecessary travel to parts of Durango, Coahuila and Chihuahua states and advise U.S. citizens residing or traveling in those areas to exercise extreme caution." The State Department has also authorized the departure of the dependents of U.S. government personnel from U.S. consulates in the Northern Mexican border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros. Read the full text of the travel warning.
The Canadian government has also issued a warning against travel to Ciudad Juarez: "Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against non-essential travel to Ciudad Juárez, due to escalating violence linked to drug trafficking."
For information about past Mexico travel alerts and warnings, and the difference between a travel warning and a travel alert, read Mexico Travel Alerts and Warnings.