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Traveling through Mexico: What to bring and what to know for an international getaway

Summer Travel

Beaches and all-inclusive resorts are big reasons people to drive over the border.

A spokesperson for the Visitor Information Center in Juarez says you should take precautions.

If you are driving your own vehicle into Mexico you will need permission from your bank if it is not paid in full.

This is in case something happens to your car while on the other side of the border.

Depending on the bridge you use to cross over, you may need a permit for your vehicle.

You will also need a personal permit for yourself.

Both permits are accessible at the bridge before you hop over.

And as for safety, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs last issued a warning for people traveling to Mexico last December.

And no matter where you are traveling to out of the country it's always good to know where your nearest U.S. consulate is located and their contact information.

You will also need your passport on your person as well and they must be current.

When driving through Mexico there are emergency numbers to have on hand.

You can call “ Los Angeles Verdes” or Green Angels in all major highways of the Mexico from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

In case of emergency they can provide gas, oil, spare tires and minor repairs.

Everything is free of cost and you just pay for the parts needed.

The number to call is 078.

Travel and Leisure magazine reports fewer Americans are traveling to Mexico and other international destinations.

In some cases, travel has declined because of intensifying immigration issues.

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