The U.S. State Department has warned travelers in Mexico about possible tainted alcohol, leaving many to wonder if itâs safe to indulge in their vacation margaritas.
The alert, released on Wednesday, cautions vacationers who drink alcohol to âdo so in moderation.â Travelers were also warned to seek medical attention if they feel ill after drinking.
The warning comes in light of a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation that raised questions about the safety of alcoholic beverages after a U.S. traveler died in a pool at a resort near Playa del Carmen after drinking. Other tourists reported blacking out after imbibing at resorts in Mexico.
âThis is a unique and tragic case and details are still unfolding. But it highlights the need for travelers to be conservative with alcohol, particularly when traveling out of the country, and to look out for one another,â says Beth Godlin, president of Aon Affinity Travel Practice, which provides insurance programs to travel companies.
Travel safety experts say tourists should not feel that they…