Mexico travel advisory urges US citizens to avoid Mexican states
A travel warning has been issued by the U.S. State Department against traveling to certain Mexican states.
The advisories named five states on its level four warning, which is the most dangerous warning that can be issued.
The advisory includes the state of Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero.
The level four warning places these states under the same danger level as war torn countries of Syria, Yemen and Somalia.
Officials cite continued murder, kidnaping and carjacking related to gang activity as the primary reason for the warning.