BODYGUARD SERVICES IN MEXICO
Your security should be one of the top priorities when you travel to or in Mexico. There are some serious statistics that substantiate that. Bodyguard services in Mexico are the most common protection services for tourists and business travelers. What aspects with regards to your travel safety are essential to consider?
Secondly, the location is another significant aspect. Unfortunately, Mexico has become a country that involves increased risks for both citizens and visitors. Drug-related crimes, as well as politically induced violence, are the leading cause of it.
In this article, we have the objective of informing you about potential threats to consider when traveling to Mexico and how we can assist you in assessing your personal risks and plan your travels.
MEXICO TRAVEL RISKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS TRAVELERS
In recent years, the USA has been Mexico’s major import and export partner. Runners-up include the European countries and China. Aside from trade in, e.g., machinery and appliances, minerals and chemicals, also telecommunications, computers, and information services provide many business opportunities.
Criminals actively search for opportunities among business travelers. As they are supposed to be wealthy (or the company has money), short-term kidnapping has been reported. This implies that your kidnappers take you to an ATM-machine where you are to draw an amount of money. Alternatively, also longer-term kidnapping occurs. In some cases, it has been reported that corrupt police officers were involved. Make sure always to be discreet in discussing your business plans and know your conversation partners are trustworthy when sharing detailed information about your goals and whereabouts.
Business travelers often hire executive protection or bodyguard services in Mexico to keep them, their colleagues or family members safe. Executive protection agents allow you to achieve your goals hassle-free and worry-free. Besides assessing your risks, they know who to contact for transfers, border transportation and security, accommodation and reservations. Please review the possible services below, or contact us immediately and find out what we can do for you.
MEXICO TRAVEL RISKS FOR TOURISTS
The foremost significant warning any travel advisory agency will inform you is not to become involved in any form of drugs. Do not buy it, use it or carry it. Penalties and sentences are severe.
As tourism is a significant source of income, the main tourist areas such as Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta, as well as Playa del Carmen and Los Cobos, are fairly well protected. The formerly popular area of Acapulco (Guerrero), has become an increasingly violent region. If you plan to travel there, ask for advice about travel safety.
Homosexuality may be legal in Mexico City and Coahuila state, that does not mean it is generally accepted throughout Mexico. Be careful with any affection in public.
Petty crime, pickpocketing and scams are the risks you run in any city and tourist areas. Prepare your travel well and be wary of strangers asking you for favors or your attention. Understand which areas are safe and which area poses a higher risk for you as a tourist.
Outbursts of politically-motivated violence can occur across the country, with a recent increase in the states of Guerrero and Mexico City. Demonstrations could result in riots and violently dangerous mass crowds. Be sure to inform yourself about local activities and stay away from protests.
Regions to be extra careful
Trafficking, drug-related crime and gang wars predominantly occur in the Northern states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa and Durango. Also, be extra careful in Baja California (Tijuana and Los Cabos).
Other regions include Tabasco and Veracruz in the East, Guanajuato and Mexico State in the center, and the states of Guerrero, Michoacán, Oaxaca, and Chiapas in the South-West.
Medical care may not be similar to what you are accustomed to. Some hospitals do not accept your medical insurance, resulting in you paying for your medical bills upfront.
For further detailed travel advise, the UK Travel Advisory website provides excellent information for any type of traveler.
BODYGUARD SERVICES IN MEXICO AND OTHER PROTECTION SERVICES
A professional bodyguard or executive protection company can help you with services such as:
- Airport meet and greets and secure transportation throughout the country. We can arrange reliable transportation as well as armored vehicles and security drivers.
- Protecting you and your colleagues/friends/family requires meticulous planning. We can track your movements and advance accommodations and locations. When your plans change, we can reassess them and advise you about different or extended measures if necessary.
- We can prepare encounters with individuals you have not (yet) met before or who supposedly pose a higher risk due to their notoriety by assessing the possible threats.
- Are you obligated to travel to Mexico, but you suffer from a medical condition, you may worry extra about your safety. Our protection officers are extensively trained in remote medical procedures.
ABOUT INFINITE RISKS INTERNATIONAL
Infinite Risks International is an internationally operating security and intelligence agency. Based in Amsterdam, we have built an extensive global network with reliable companies and licensed agents who support our view on keeping our clients safe. In Mexico, our local partners know exactly how to extend our services for optimal safety.
That means we hire vetted, educated and experienced staff only who speak multiple languages and have specific skills. In combining staff members (and global partners) in a unique way, we can meet your demands, so you can reach your goals.
Feel free to contact us with your questions. We look forward to helping you prepare for or guide you on a safe visit to Mexico.