April 6, 2024
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Secure your Easter getaway: tourist safety preparations underway

Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa oversaw the beginning of the operation for the Easter vacation season, in which more than 5,000 workers are participating, to ensure the safety of both locals and domestic and foreign guests.

According to her, this is one of the most eagerly anticipated travel seasons in the nation, and in the Mexican Caribbean, local, state, and federal authorities are ready to put preventive measures into place and guarantee both the stay of tourists and the general populace.

She recalled that 1,204,000 tourists from various cities around the world arrived in Quintana Roo last year. Given that the region is well-known internationally, there is a commitment to enhancing security and ensuring peace, particularly given that more than 600,000 tourists visited the area just in January and February.

“During the course of the 11 towns, 5,378 elements are dispersed to serve, safeguard the residents, and of course, to protect tourists. A total of 288 of them are members of the Tourist Police, which covers towns including Benito Juárez, Cozumel, Othón P. Blanco, Isla Mujeres, Solidaridad, Tulum, and Bacalar.

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The state governor reiterating that filters, checkpoints, and surveillance at the C5 will be used to permanently attend to sites of interest, such as beaches, nightclubs, pubs, and restaurants, that have been selected through intelligence to protect the populace and tourists.

According to Lezama Espinosa, the plan entails protocols, road operations, surveillance, as well as proximity activities, information modules, and other actions to offer a prompt response in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

She also recognized that security is a great challenge derived from the breakdown of social fabric, hence the need to address reality, and in the state, through intelligence actions, they have dismantled criminal gangs.”

Regarding this, Rear Admiral Rubén Oyarvide Pedrero, Secretary of Public Security, reiterated that Quintana Roo being a successful destination obliges authorities to maintain a commitment to providing security during this period. Therefore, with this Vacation Security Plan, officers will be deployed across the 11 municipalities.

“The security challenge is significant, the Secretariat of Public Security will protect tourists who are enjoying the Mexican Caribbean, however, we expect more tourists from around the world to visit in the coming weeks.”


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