On 17 August 2022, the U.S. Department of State issued an updated Travel Advisory for Mexico in which Zacatecas state is designated as a “Level 4: Do Not Travel” area due to increased violent criminal activity. The updated travel advisory reads in part as follows: “Do not travel [to Zacatecas state] due to crime and kidnapping. Violent crime, extortion, and gang activity are widespread in Zacatecas state. U.S. citizens and LPRs have been victims of kidnapping.”

The full text of the advisory is available here.