The travel restrictions are expected to be lifted soon in Mexico after President Enrique Pena Nieto signed a decree on Tuesday lifting a series of restrictions imposed by the previous administration.
The president’s decree, which was made public in a press conference, also lifted several measures imposed by Pena’s predecessor, Felipe Calderon.
The decree also included a new “national security” policy that will focus on combating transnational criminal networks.
“It is the president’s intent to make the transition from the Calderon regime to a new administration that is based on the rule of law,” the president said, noting that the move came after years of debate.
According to the executive order, the government will “implement an action plan that establishes a unified strategy for the prevention and control of the criminal activity that threatens national security.”
The order also said that the government would “immediately implement a new system for investigating the causes of the violence that have been perpetuated by transnational cartels.”
The presidential decree also allows Pena to appoint a new president and the head of the state security service to run the government.
Mexico’s Constitutional Court upheld the move.