Travel Warnings for Northern- and South America
Specific incidents of info for Panamericana travelers
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Concrete travel warnings for North America and South America
Official travel warnings are usually rather general and you feel from these general safety recommendations only slightly addressed.
Here we refer to specific incidents – as robbery, Burglary, Theft – to travelers in North America and South America before certain places, To warn areas or tricks.
|Link to the information||Description||Date||Language|
|400Tage.schallernet.de||Costa Rica, Nicoya peninsula, Playa Hermosa
Breaking into the RV through the window at 30 Minutes absence. Lt. The number of burglaries in the region has increased police and European long term travellers generally.
|Anna||Mexico, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco
During the strike, Chiapas is rides in the regions, Tabasco and Oaxaca especially refrain from. In the last two weeks we have come several times to roadblocks. Most looked while violent, were against us but ok. At two roadblocks in Chiapas, we were really afraid. They wanted money and us tourists 100 x more than by the locals. You pushed, to open the car and wanted to throw stones at the window. It was pretty scary. Also sitting at the blockades usually 5 to 8 Hours proof. That makes driving at night, you are in turn dangerous!
|dailymail.co.UK||Mexico, South of Topolobampo, Sinaloa
Two Australian surfer and travelers in the camper van were ambushed South of Topolobampo and killed.
Thank you to Connie and Viaje.ch for reporting.
|honeytrip-to-the-moon.de||Mexico, Xalapa, Veracruz
Front of the anthropological museum in Xalapa, Veracruz was burglarized in the camper. The area is very busy, However, there are not many pedestrians.
|Joff Summerfield (FB)||Ecuador, Santo Domingo
Armed robbery at Unicyclists the wild camping ca. 20 km south of Santo Domingo, Ecuador. Many thanks to Claudia for reporting.
Armed robbery in Peru, 20 km north of Huacho above the cliffs on Pacific (GPS S 10.88521, In 77.70171). The place is as "Free camping" in Manual: Pan Americana reported on p.129. From further visits this place is strongly discouraged. Feedback from the Panamericana Forum is heard, that the entire region is uncertain at the moment for travelers and travelers should be extremely careful when searching for Sleepings. Many thanks to Klaus for reporting.
Blockages in the state of Chiapas-Mexico Nothing has to be expected at all main and secondary roads of Chiapas with blockades. In part very aggressive Indios. Continued driving is possible only for cash.
|on.the.Panamericana||Mexico, Ocosingo to Comitán
Attempted robbery in Chiapas, Mexico. Tim recommends to avoid minor roads in Chiapas.
CA. 8-10 Youths armed with machetes blocked the road with 2 large tree trunks and shot at the car in line with slingshots. Come only through luck and well-developed Toyota Land Cruiser without major damage it! (See illustrations)
|green-Minna-on world tour||Guatemala, Lanquin after Sebol (Route 5)
About halfway through the 40-kilometer-terrain vehicle trail stopped me 6 Youth. What looked harmless enough at first, I was already more often stopped in Guatemala yes of children and gave them a few coins, turned out to be more dangerous. Especially when I first offered them coins, be darkened their faces and they demanded 100 $. After I explained to them, to be a prolific American Gringo, but is from Alemania and just not very rich, they were with 50 US Dollar agree. Escaping was not because of the road conditions inside. They were armed with machetes.
|kiwi-Pan||Mexico, Nach Palenque Ocosingo
Heavy robbery by many people at a roadblock in Chiapas. Many thanks to Bears & Michel for reporting.
Update 10/2013: In Chiapas is currently increasingly expected to roadblocks. In addition to the attack on Kiwi Panamericana other travelers were attacked at a roadblock. Overall, the atmosphere is something
|Latina-press.com||Argentina, Route 11, Km 506
A German camper traveled was in Argentina on the route 11 at kilometer 506 assaulted and murdered.
|Latina-press.com||Colombia, Catatumbo region
Two German tourists were kidnapped in the village Teorama on the border with Venezuela in the north of the province of Norte de Santander in the Catatumbo region. Some Background information
Fortunately the travelers were now released.
|adventureamericas||Peru, Region of Ocongate, Pallcca
An indescribable incident: Of greater than 30 Attacked people of a village, pelted with stones, chased, beaten, whipped, threatened with firearms and almost 11 Hours without water, eat, Detained overnight sleep.
Many thanks to Thomas and Shannon & Brenton for reporting.
|insightcrime.org||Argentina, Buenos Aires
Express kidnappings by several bands on the highways in / around Buenos Aires
|kontraer.com||Honduras, Lago de Yojoa
Armed robbery on the way back (!) from the PANACAM Lodge on curvy gravel road
|croftsmexico.blogspot.MX||Mexico, Sweet water, State of Veracruz
Armed robbery with use of firearms on the highway from the Camp Rancho Hermanos Graham Coming. This is not fake, is partly speculated how the Internet. We know the traveler, the bullet hole and had the ball in his hand!
|reisestationen.de||Mexico, Ciudad Victoria
Armed robbery on the highway 50km N.. from Ciudad Victoria. At the same place there was already 2010 to raids.
Warnings travelers against local tour operators, Shipping agents, Customs agents, Campsites, Hotels, Airlines etc.
|Elisabeth & Kurt||Warning before Ferry Express (Ferry Panama – Colombia)||2016||from|
|Viviane & Holger||After Burglary in our trucks on the Ro ro ship Agata M from SC-line and grand larceny, treated us the shipping company very demeaning. We were threatened with the police, because we allegedly rioted in the office of SC-Line in Cartagena, what is wrong. Tea Kalmbach representing the interests of the shipping company for the entire period and not responding even now on our emails. Info for intruder||2014||–|
|mundolindo.ch||Hansueli warns of MAN-Star Motors workshop in Quito. The work is carried out inefficiently and incompletely.||2014||from|
|Britt & Inge||When flying with Copa Airlines from Cartagena to Panama (On Bogota) Check-in was denied, since no onward ticket from Panama was present, although the shipping documents and a plane ticket from Mexico to Copenhagen was pre-shows. They had an onward ticket solve and remained at a sitting of the cost.||2014||–|
|ritib.ch||The free parking space in front of the entrance to the Volcan Poas in Costa Rica should be treated with caution. The police regularly patrolled and has already knocked on doors of campers and warned, that it was dangerous. In other campers were things, the outside were stolen. Please putting away everything or even look for another place for the night.||2014||from|
|Aly||Aly cautions before shipment with Tea Kalmbach.||2014||from|
|travel ecke.at||Chrissi and Liehrly warn of the Hostel beautiful. They wanted shipping themselves and their motorcycles about Hostel Wunderbar.||2013||from|
|Marianne erik.dk||Marianne and Erik warn before shipment with Tea Kalmbach. With detailed cost comparison.||2013||in|
Travel Warnings on other websites
Below links to the official travel warnings in the country information from the Foreign Office in Germany, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (EDA) Switzerland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Austria and warnings on other websites.
|Link to the information||Description||Language|
|Foreign amt.de||Travel warnings from the Foreign Office in Germany||from|
|EDA.admin.ch||Federal Department of Foreign Affairs||from|
|bmeia.gv.at||Travel warnings from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Austria||from|
|weltreiseforum.de||World Travel Forum: Beware of traps! Travelers as victims||from|