The United States Embassy has issued travelers a warning to avoid alternative routes to Rocky Point with the Lukeville border closure.
Arizona travelers usually travel through the Lukeville Port when heading to the popular beach destination in Mexico. However, U.S. travelers heading to and from Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) over the holidays, the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico are strongly advising against taking alternate routes through Sonora due to the closure of the Lukeville-Sonoyta Port of Entry.
The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico released a statement that U.S. government personnel must not use any alternate route to travel to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point). Furthermore, non-governmental citizens are being cautioned to reconsider plans to visit the area due to reports of criminal activity and kidnappings.
If you must go to Rocky Point this week, it is advised that should only do so during the day, according to the warning. Additionally, it was recommended to keep up with local media to stay informed and obey any instructions from local authorities. The communication urged people to be continually watchful and to remain lowkey.
On December 4th, the American Customs and Border Protection agency shut down the entry at Lukeville to redirect their personnel towards dealing with the growing number of migrants crossing the Southern Border.