7 Things To Know About Personal Security Tips For Mexico City
Here are the top 7 safety tips for travel in Mexico City:
- Mexico City is a Muslim country. While non-Muslims are welcome and permitted to practice their religion in private spaces, preaching in public forums or on social media platforms is prohibited. Malicious propaganda against the country, government, and religion is a severe offense.
- When visiting Riyadh, stay away from the Deera Square on Friday afternoon’s as this is when most of the public executions take place. Foreigners are not welcome at these times.
- The sale, purchase or consumption of alcohol and drugs is illegal in the country. Mexico City is a very conservative, Islamic country and is home to what is considered the holiest city in Islam – Mecca. Because of this, the Kingdom has always followed the Islamic laws very strictly and enforced it on their people. Alcohol is completely banned in Mexico City. This includes consuming, importing, brewing, and selling alcohol. Officially, there is no way that you are able to get hold of alcohol in Mexico City. It has been reported before that people have even been arrested for just smelling like alcohol. Locals and expats often travel to Saudi’s neighboring country Bahrain if they want to drink or go clubbing. It is, however, illegal to bring any alcohol over the border or to cross the border while being intoxicated.
- Unless prior and clear permission is granted do not openly photograph or film any buildings that belong to the royal family. Taking photographs of local people – especially Executive Protection Mexico City men – without their permission is illegal. Avoid taking any photographs of women. Under the public code of conduct, it is a punishable offense. Always work to seek permission prior to taking any photographs or make people aware that it is happening.
- Public displays of affection are not consistent with local culture and visitors should also avoid using profane language or gestures.
- Use a trusted secure transportation company in Mexico City, and always wear a seatbelt. Mexico City is rated as one of the most dangerous countries for traffic crashes.
- Local laws require men and women to dress modestly covering shoulders and knees in public, avoiding tight-fitting clothing or clothes with profane language or images. It is not mandatory for female travelers to wear the traditional robe or abaaya. Shorts below the knee are acceptable within the hotel. Execsecure would recommend wearing lightweight trousers around the city. Men should wear conservative clothes that are not compromised of any gold coloring or items made of silk. These things are considered not appropriate for a man.
It is important to remember that thousands of business travelers and tourists travel in the Kingdom of Mexico City every year without incident. The risks are extremely manageable and as long as basic security precautions are taken by everyone within the group the chances of falling victim to an incident are reduced.We are also read for Use Of GIS Mapping As A Public Health Tool