Travelers to Mexico – Warned About Tainted Alcohol
The United States is warning everyone who plans to travel to Mexico about counterfeit alcohol in Mexico
Following the death of a Wisconsin woman, the State Department updated Mexico’s safety and guidance on the website, insisting that travelers avoid excessive consumption of alcohol.
“There have been allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out,” it says.
Moreover, it says that those who choose to consume alcohol should do in a responsible, moderate way and to seek medical help as soon as they start to feel sick.
This update comes after a Wisconsin woman died during her stay at an all-inclusive hotel.
The death of Abbey Connor, aged 20, is just one example of the numerous incidents that happen while drinking alcohol at Mexican resorts, the paper reported.
Connor was pulled from a pull at an Iberostar hotel, not far from Playa del Carmen in January.
After this incident, the paper received plenty of messages from people who experienced sickness and blackouts at resorts in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
Iberostar stepped in an said it is cooperating with the authorities.
“The safety and security of guests is utmost priority for us. We are deeply saddened by this incident and reiterate our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family.” it said in a statement
Mexico responded through Marisol Venegas, the tourism secretary, who said that the nation has not received any sort of complaints, nor criminal cases on this subject. Moreover, she added that the region receives 11 million tourists a year at more than 98,000 hotel rooms, and all of them have strict quality measures implemented.