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Alert: U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico (August 9, 2023)
August 9, 2023

Location: Gateway Bridge Port of Entry, Matamoros

Event:  U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros has received information regarding a possible protest in the late night to early morning hours of August 9 to 10, 2023, at the Gateway Bridge Port of Entry in Matamoros.  A heavy Mexican law enforcement presence has been observed in the area.  U.S. government employees have been instructed to avoid the area until after the morning of August 10 due to the potential for protests, riots, and possible Port of Entry  closure.  The U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens that Tamaulipas is classified as Level 4: Do Not Travel in the State Department’s travel advisory for Mexico. 

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid the area
  • Seek secure shelter, if in the area
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Notify friends and family of your safety