Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19

Updated: April 13, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico suspended routine consular and visa services March 18 due to COVID-19.  U.S. citizens in need of 24/7 emergency assistance should call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1 (844) 528-6611 from the United States.  For information on other …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 27, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 27, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Yucatan, Baja California and Tlaxcala currently report the highest incident rates of active cases (incident rate …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 20, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 20, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Yucatan, and Baja California currently report the highest incident rates of active cases (incident rate is …

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Travel Restrictions – Fact Sheet

May 20, 2020 COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions across the U.S. Borders with Canada and Mexico The United States will temporarily limit inbound land border crossings from Canada and Mexico to “essential travel”. This action does not prevent U.S. citizens from returning home. These restrictions are temporary and went into effect on March 21, 2020. They …

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COVID-19 Information for U.S. Citizens in Mexico

The U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico would like to advise all U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Mexico to please refer to our COVID-19 Information page for the latest country-specific information and entry and exit requirements – https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 12, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 12, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Morelos, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo currently report the highest incident rate of active cases (incident rate is the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 8, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 8, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is increasing daily in Mexico.  Hospital occupancy rates are also increasing, particularly in Mexico City, Baja California, Mexico State, and Quintana Roo.  Mexican health authorities have reiterated calls for people to …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 5, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 5, 2020) The peak of the COVID-19 epidemic in Mexico is expected to occur May 8-10, according to Mexican authorities, with hospitals most likely reaching very high levels of occupancy in the two weeks after (particularly in …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 1, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 1, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 28, 2020)  Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 28, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 24, 2020)  Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 24, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 21, 2020)   Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 21, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 17, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 17, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 15, 2020)  Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 15, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 13, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 13, 2020)   International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 10, 2020)  Location: Mexico  Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 10, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Limited Passport Operations

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 9, 2020)  Location:  Mexico    Event:  Limited Passport Operations  (April 9, 2020) The U.S. Mission in Mexico suspended routine passport and other consular services March 19 in light of COVID-19.  If your passport is expired or is going to expire soon and you have …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City – COVID-19 Update

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City – COVID-19 Update (April 8, 2020) Location: Mexico Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 8, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 7, 2020)   Location:  Mexico   Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update: Holy Week (Semana Santa) Travel (April 7, 2020)  The annual tradition of Mexican Americans visiting family and friends in Mexico during Holy Week (Semana Santa) is one of the many traditions that bind our countries together. Unfortunately, this year is not like any other.  Travel during the COVID-19 pandemic poses a real health risk to both travelers …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 6, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 6, 2020)  International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 3, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 3, 2020) International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 1, 2020)   Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico  COVID-19 Update (April 1, 2020)  The Mexican government declared a national health emergency on March 30 and imposed restrictions on non-essential activities in the public, private, and social sectors until April 30.  Essential activities include medical services and supplies, public safety, fundamental economic functions, government social programs, and critical infrastructure.  Schools in Mexico are also closed until April 30.  For more details and for information …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo (April 1, 2020) Location:  Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Event:  The Consulate has received reports of multiple gunfights and blockades throughout the city of Nuevo Laredo.  U.S. government personnel are subject to movement restrictions and an extended curfew. Actions to Take: Seek secure shelter. Notify friends and family of …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Update – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 30, 2020 Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (March 30, 2020) As of March 29, the Mexican Ministry of Health confirmed 993 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Department of State issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19 on March 19.  U.S. citizens who normally reside in the United States should arrange for immediate return …

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Health Screenings in Nuevo Leon

Monterrey, NL March 30, 2020 — The U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey provides the following information for U.S. citizens: Authorities of the state of Nuevo Leon are conducting mandatory health screenings of travelers arriving from the United States. Currently, this affects primarily passenger buses but could be expanded to other modes of transport. U.S. travelers should …

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March 31, 2020 – Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with Ambassador Landau

Message to U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (March 27, 2020)   Location:  Mexico Event:  March 31 Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with Ambassador Landau Please join U.S. Ambassador Christopher Landau for a Virtual Town Hall Tuesday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. as he discusses the most recent Department of State travel advice for U.S. citizens in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 25, 2020 Location:  Mexico Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (March 25, 2020) As of March 24, the Mexican Ministry of Health confirmed 405 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure  from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location: Mexico Event: Joint Statement on US-Mexico Joint Initiative to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic The United States and Mexico agree on the need for a dedicated joint effort to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus and address the economic effects resulting from reduced mobility along our shared border. The U.S. and Mexican governments further recognize …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location: Guanajuato State, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Guanajuato State The U.S. Embassy has updated its travel restrictions for U.S. personnel visiting Guanajuato state for official business. U.S. government employees may not travel to the area south of and including Highway 45D, Celaya, Salamanca, and Irapuato. The Travel Advisory …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. As of March 9, the Mexican Ministry of Health reported seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders; authorities are monitoring additional suspected cases. Visit the local government COVID-19 websites with  advice for the general public  and the  most recent Ministry of Health notices  for updated information. Actions to Take: Consult the  CDC website

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Security Alert: Spring Break

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Date: March 9, 2020 Event:  Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens visit Mexico during Spring Break.  While the majority of travelers have safe and enjoyable trips, Spring Break travel can sometimes include unforeseen problems, such as the following: Medical Emergencies:  CDC’s Travelers’ Health webpage and the Embassy webpage on COVID-19 have up to date information about various …

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Security Alert: U.S. Consulate Ciudad Juarez March 4, 2020

Location:  Ciudad Juarez International Airport Event:  The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez is aware of media reports of a shooting at the Ciudad Juarez airport.  For the next 24 hours, Consulate personnel are required to coordinate with Consulate security before traveling to the airport. Actions to Take: Follow local police instructions Monitor local media …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – 2020 Mexican National Census

The Mexican National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Information (INEGI) will conduct a nationwide housing and population census starting March 2 and ending March 27. Credentialed census takers will visit homes door to door to conduct the census and ask residents questions such as their age and sex, their first names, their place of birth, …

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Matamoros Security Alert

Date: February 23, 2020 Location: Matamoros, Mexico Event:  At approximately 1:30 a.m., on Sunday, February 23, 2020, an unexploded hand grenade was found in the vicinity of Matamoros City Hall, about one mile south of the U.S. Consulate General Matamoros.  Due to this event and the recent shooting of a member of the Mexican military …

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U.S. Consulate General, Guadalajara Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Event: Mexican authorities carried out a high-profile security operation today. We would like U.S. citizens to be aware that, following previous high-profile security operations, criminal groups operating in Jalisco have responded by taking retaliatory actions including an increase in anti-government rhetoric (banners and internet threats) and blockades inside the city and on interstate highways. On …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Date: January 7, 2020 Location: Mexico Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of …

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Security Alert Update – U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo (Update)

Date: January 2, 2020 Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico  Event: The Consulate continues to monitor reports of ongoing violence and blockades on major highways in Nuevo Laredo.  U.S. government personnel remain subject to enhanced restrictions on their movements (see  Travel Advisory  for details) and are under curfew. U.S. Citizens Should: Notify family and friends of your safety. Monitor …

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Security Alert Update – U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Date: January 2, 2020 Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico  Event: The Consulate continues to monitor reports of ongoing violence and blockades on major highways in Nuevo Laredo.  U.S. government personnel remain subject to enhanced restrictions on their movements (see  Travel Advisory for details) and are under curfew U.S. Citizens Should: Notify family and friends of your safety. Monitor …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Date: January 1, 2020 Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Event: The Consulate has received reports of multiple gunfights throughout the city of Nuevo Laredo.  U.S. government personnel are advised to shelter in place.  Actions to Take: Seek secure shelter. Notify friends and family of your safety. Monitor local media for updates. Assistance: U.S. Consulate General Nuevo …

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Mexico Travel Advisory: Level 2: Exercise increased caution

The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory and Country Information page for Mexico on December 17, 2019.  Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. For detailed information on all states in Mexico, please read the entire Travel Advisory . Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread. …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Date: December 6, 2019 Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  Resumption of Travel to Chihuahua City for U.S. Government Employees The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez has removed the temporary prohibition on U.S. government employee travel to Chihuahua City with the following updated restrictions: Employees are required to travel during daylight hours from Ciudad …

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Security Alert – Nuevo Laredo

The Consulate continues to monitor the security situation in the city of Nuevo Laredo following violence between Mexican authorities and criminal organizations that started on November 15.Additional restrictions on movement and an early curfew imposed on U.S. government personnel on November 16 have been lifted. U.S. government personnel remain subject to normal movement and curfew …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo (November 16, 2019) Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Event: The Consulate continues to monitor the security situation in the city of Nuevo Laredo following violence between Mexican authorities and criminal organizations that started on November 15. U.S. government personnel are subject to restrictions on their movements and …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo (November 15, 2019)

Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Event: The Consulate has received reports of multiple gunfights and blockades throughout the city of Nuevo Laredo. U.S. government personnel are advised to shelter in place. Actions to Take: Seek secure shelter. Notify friends and family of your safety. Monitor local media for updates. Assistance: U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo, Mexico …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Event: The Consulate continues to monitor the security situation in the city of Nuevo Laredo following violence between Mexican authorities and criminal organizations that started on November 15. U.S. government personnel are subject to restrictions on their movements and an evening curfew until further notice. Actions to Take: Notify …

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Temporarily Reduced Services at Oaxaca Consular Agency November 18-29, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City The Oaxaca Consular Agency will offer limited routine passport and notarial services November 18-29, 2019 due to construction work.  Please review our website for additional information regarding public hours for specific services. During that time, U.S. citizens can also schedule passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Embassy located at Paseo de la …

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Security Alert: Increased Criminal Activity in the City of Chihuahua

Security Alert:  Increased Criminal Activity in the City of Chihuahua U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (November 8, 2019)  Location:  Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico  Event:  Because of a marked increase in criminal activity throughout the city of Chihuahua, U.S. government personnel are restricted from traveling to the city of Chihuahua until further notice. The U.S. Consulate will …

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Fire Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico

Location:  Baja California, Mexico Event:  Mexican authorities are responding to dozens of major fires in northern Baja California, including in Tecate, Ensenada, and Playas de Rosarito, due to dry weather conditions and Santa Ana winds.  These fires may spread quickly and cause damage to roads, electricity, phone lines, and internet service.  Authorities are evacuating residents …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico

Location:  Culiacan, Sinaloa Event: Consulate General Hermosillo is aware of press reports of violence between Mexican government forces and criminal groups throughout Culiacan, Sinaloa.  Mexican officials have directed people to shelter in place.  Schools and other activities in the city are cancelled until further notice. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Monitor the local news for …

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Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency Open for Limited Services October 15, 2019

From October 21 to 24, 2019, the U.S. Consular Agency in Puerto Vallarta will offer walk-in Passport Renewals for Adults only. During that time, U.S. citizens may still schedule first time passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara. U.S. citizens may contact the U.S. Consular Agency at the numbers and email below …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Matamoros

Location:  Gateway International Bridge Port of Entry, Matamoros, Mexico Event:  U.S. Consulate General Matamoros advises U.S. citizens of a continuing protest at the Gateway International Bridge Port of Entry in Matamoros, Mexico.  At approximately 1:00 a.m. on October 10, 2019, an estimated 500 individuals approached the bridge, resulting in the temporary closure of the Port …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Tropical Storm Narda

Location:  Mexican States of Sinaloa and Sonora Event: Tropical Storm Narda is predicted to move up the Sinaloan and Sonoran coast over the next few days.  Sinaloan Protección Civil has closed schools and recommended that work activities cease in the following municipalities: Elota, San Ignacio, Cosala, Mazatlan, Concordia, Rosario, and Escuinapa.  The Port of Mazatlan is …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Narda

Location:  Mexican States of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco Event:  The Government of Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Tropical Storm Narda for the southwest coast of Mexico from Acapulco, Guerrero to Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco.  Narda is expected to approach the southwest coast of Mexico today.  Heavy rains and strong winds are expected …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Lorena

Location:  Mexican State of Baja California Sur Event:  Mexico has issued a hurricane warning for the Baja California peninsula from La Paz to Santa Fe, and a hurricane watch along the east coast of the Baja California peninsula from north of La Paz to San Evaristo, and along the west coast of the Baja California …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Mazatlán Consular Agency closed for routine appointments September 23 to September 27, 2019

The Mazatlan Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments September 23 to September 27, 2019.  It will reopen to the public on Monday, September 30, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Consulate General in Hermosillo.  Click  here for more information . U.S. citizens may contact the U.S. Consular Agency at the …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Lorena

U.S. Embassy, Mexico City (September 18, 2019) Location:  Mexican States of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco Event: The Government of Mexico has issued a hurricane watch for Tropical Storm Lorena for the southwest coast of Mexico from Punta San Telmo, Michoacan to Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco. In addition, a tropical storm warning is in effect from …

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Weather Alert on Tropical Storm Fernand

Location:  Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, Mexico Event:  U.S. Mission Mexico cautions U.S. citizens that the center of Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to cross the northeast coast of Mexico late Wednesday.  The Mexican government has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northeast coast of Mexico from Barra del Tordo southward to Puerto Altamira, and …

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Apply for U.S. Social Security in Puerto Vallarta

The Federal Benefits Unit of the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara will conduct a Social Security outreach event in Puerto Vallarta and Bahia de Banderas on July 24, 2019. Where:        Paradise Plaza Shopping Center, Local K12-K13 **Second Floor** Paseo de los Cocoteros #85 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit CP 63732 When:         July 24, 2019 Time:          9:00 …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico

Location: Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico Event: Recent violence targeted at police officers with death and injuries to bystanders in Guaymas. Actions to Take: Review carefully the Mexico Travel Advisory for the state of Sonora. Use extreme caution and avoid large public gatherings in Guaymas and Empalme. Monitor local media for updates. Assistance: U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo, …

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Limited Services at Acapulco Consular Agency July 2 – 11, 2019

The Acapulco Consular Agency will offer limited routine passport and notarial services between July 2 and 11, 2019.  Please click here for information regarding public hours for specific services. During that time, U.S. citizens can also schedule passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Embassy located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens — U.S. Embassy, Mexico (June 14, 2019)

Location:  Michoacán, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Michoacán State The U.S. Embassy has updated its travel restrictions for U.S. personnel visiting Michoacán state for official business. Travel for U.S. government employees is limited to the following areas with the noted restrictions: U.S. government employees may travel on Federal Toll …

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Weather Update – U.S. Embassy, Mexico (June 12, 2019)

Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico’s hurricane season for the Atlantic basin and Eastern Pacific is underway. The season formally runs until November 30, 2019, though historically most cyclones develop between July and October. Hurricanes and tropical storms may cause life-threatening flash flooding, dangerous winds, treacherous surf and rip currents, and other hazardous conditions. Torrential rains from …

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Limited Operations at Oaxaca Consular Agency June 7 – 21, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Mexico City (7 June 2019) Limited Operations at Oaxaca Consular Agency June 7 – 21, 2019   The Oaxaca Consular Agency will offer limited routine passport and notarial services between June 7 and 21, 2019. Please click here for information regarding public hours for specific services. During that time, …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (June 3, 2019)

Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Chihuahua State The U.S. government has lifted restrictions on employee travel to Ciudad Juarez’s downtown (Centro) area put into effect last year.  U.S. government employees may now travel at any time to the area of Ciudad Juarez bounded to the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Consular Expo in Sinaloa, June 3 – 5, 2019

The U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo would like to inform U.S. citizens that we will be hosting a Consular Expo event in Sinaloa from June 3 – 5, 2019: Monday, June 3rd in Mazatlan from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mazatlan International Center “Salon Playa Sabalo,” Avenida del Delfin 6303, Fracc. Marina Mazatlan Tuesday, June …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Mazatlán Consular Agency closed for routine appointments May 13-17, 2019

The Mazatlan Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments May 13 to 17, 2019.  It will reopen to the public on Monday, May 20, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Consulate General in Hermosillo.  Click  here for more information . U.S. citizens may contact the U.S. Consular Agency at …

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Natural Disaster Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location:  Mexico City and States of Puebla and Morelos Event:  Popocatepetl Volcano, located between the Mexican states of Puebla and Morelos, has registered significant increased activity in recent days, including discharges of water and volcanic vapor, ash, and magma causing grassland fires on the volcano’s slopes and nearby locations. A Volcano Watch is in effect …

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Special Hours of Operations at Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency during March, April and May, 2019

U.S. Consulate General, Guadalajara Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Hours of Operations at Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency during March, April and May, 2019 March 12, 2019 The Puerto Vallarta Consular Agency will offer limited routine passport and notarial services between March 11 and May 10, 2019.  Please click  here  for information regarding public hours for specific services. …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location:  Mexico – Countrywide Event:  Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens visit Mexico during Spring Break.  While the vast majority of travelers have safe and enjoyable trips, Spring Break travel can sometimes include unforeseen problems such as the following: Medical Emergencies:  An illness or accident could result in the need to seek medical treatment or …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana – (Feb 15, 2019)

  Location:  Tijuana, Baja California Event:  Since August 2018 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed multiple cases of antibiotic-resistant infections in U.S. patients following surgery at the Grand View Hospital in Tijuana.  The most recent cases relate to surgeries performed in mid-January 2019.  The U.S. Mission to Mexico has advised …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana – Heavy Rain (Feb 14, 2019)

Location: Northern Baja California  Event: The U.S. Consulate advises U.S. citizens that the  Mexican Civil Protection Agency  and the U.S.  National Weather Service  have both issued  weather advisories  for heavy rain through late afternoon on Friday, February 15.  Predictions are for several inches of rain, which at times may be heavy. U.S. National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for southwest California including San …

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Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (February 5, 2019)

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (February 5, 2019) Location:  Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City, Mexico Event:  This is an update to the January 18 Security Alert.  U.S. government employees are again permitted to visit police stations and other law enforcement facilities within the city of Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez to conduct official …

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Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Event:  Police are on the scene following a shooting earlier this afternoon, February 1, at Las Misiones Mall.  U.S. citizens should continue to avoid the area until police conclude their investigations and the mall is re-opened. Actions to Take: Avoid the Las Misiones Mall until police deem the area to be safe. Monitor local …

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Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (February 1, 2019) Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Event:  Police are on the scene following a shooting earlier this afternoon, February 1, at Las Misiones Mall.  U.S. citizens should continue to avoid the area until police conclude their investigations and the mall is re-opened. Actions to Take: Avoid …

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San Miguel de Allende Consular Agency closed for routine appointments February 15 – March 8, 2019

The San Miguel de Allende Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments due to construction work February 15 – March 8, 2019. It will reopen to the public on Monday, March 11, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule passport and notarial appointments at the U.S. Embassy located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia …

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Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (January 18, 2019) Location:  Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City, Mexico Event:  The Consulate General is aware of a series of connected attacks against police officers in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City that started on January 17, 2019.  Authorities believe that members of organized criminal groups are carrying …

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U.S. Consulate General, Guadalajara Message for U.S. Citizens: Calling New Citizen Liaison Volunteers!

The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara is seeking Citizen Liaison Volunteers (CLVs) to join its American Liaison Network (ALN).  Formerly known as the “Consular Warden Program,” the ALN is a key component of the State Department’s efforts to ensure the safety and security of U.S. citizens around the world. CLVs act as unpaid volunteer liaisons …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Acapulco Consular Agency closed for routine appointments

Acapulco Consular Agency closed for routine appointments January 18 – February 1, 2019 The Acapulco Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments due to construction work January 18 – February 1, 2019. It will reopen to the public on Monday, February 4, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule passport and notarial appointments at the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Sonora

Message for U.S. Citizens – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico (December 28, 2018) Location:  Sonora State, Mexico Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Sonora State U.S. government employees may now travel during daylight hours on Highway 15 south of Hermosillo to points including San Carlos, Guaymas, and Empalme.  Employees may …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Merida

Cancun Consular Agency closed for routine appointments January 7-15, 2019  The Cancun Consular Agency will be closed for routine appointments due to construction work January 7-15, 2019.  It will reopen to the public on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. During that time, U.S. citizens can schedule appointments at the Playa del Carmen Consular Agency located at Plaza Progreso, …

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Health Alert – U. S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico

Location:  Tijuana, Baja California Event:  The U.S. Consulate General advises U.S. citizens of several cases since August 2018 of antibiotic-resistant infections affecting U.S. patients following surgery at the Grand View Hospital in Tijuana.  U.S. citizens considering seeking medical care overseas should carefully review the risks associated with medical tourism provided by the U.S. Centers for …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana

Location:  Mexican Immigration Building (Instituto Nacional de Migracion, Boulevard Insurgentes 16000), U.S. Consulate General, and locations in between. Event:  The U.S. Consulate General advises U.S. citizens of a march taking place today, December 11, which is expected at the U.S. Consulate.  U.S. citizens should be aware of recurring demonstrations related to the migrant situation in …

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U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulates General in Mexico Closed to the Public December 5

U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulates General in Mexico Closed to the Public December 5 for National Day of Mourning   The Embassy, U.S. Consulates General, and U.S. Consular Agencies in Mexico will be closed for normal business on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 per an executive order issued by the President of the United …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara

Location:  U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara Event:  Security Incident at U.S. Consulate General At approximately 11:00 pm on Friday, November 30, a security incident occurred at the U.S. Consulate General compound.  No one was injured and there was minimal damage to the structure. Mexican and U.S. authorities are investigating and strengthening the security posture around the Consulate …

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U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara

Location:  Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco States Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens of a tropical disturbance currently located about 400 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico.  While current winds are not conducive to further development, shower activity associated with the disturbance is forecast to move toward southwestern Mexico today, November 28, through Thursday, November …

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U.S. Consulate General Tijuana: Message to U.S. Citizens Regarding Border Disruptions

Location: Land border crossings including San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Mexicali, and Tecate, Baja California. Event: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) closed the San Ysidro Port of Entry for several hours Sunday, November 25, in response to migrants’ attempts to cross the border illegally into the United States. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy, Mexico

Location:  Southwestern Coast of Mexico   Event:  The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that swells generated by Tropical Storm Xavier, currently located approximately 300 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, has potential to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along portions of the southwestern coast beginning tonight and Sunday.  The storm is expected to weaken …

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Security Alert — U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  The Consulate has learned that criminal groups are actively trying to obtain armored vehicles in Ciudad Juarez.  Recently, a group made a brazen attempt to carjack a police armored vehicle parked outside a convenience store.  U.S. citizens should review the recommended actions to take in light of the increased …

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Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City (October 24, 2018) – Remnants of Tropical Depression Willa

Location: Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Colima, and Baja California. Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the remnants of tropical depression Willa continue to move in a north/northeast direction overland after making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane last night. The storm is currently located over the states of Durango and …

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(Second) Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location:  Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Colima and Baja California. Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Willa made landfall near Escuinapa, Sinaloa and will continue to move in a north/northeast direction.  A Hurricane Warning is in effect for San Blas to Mazatlan while a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect …

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Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location:  Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua. Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Willa is located southwest of Puerto Vallarta and moving in a north/northeast direction with an expected landfall around 1900 on Tuesday, October 23.  A Hurricane Warning is in effect for San Blas to Mazatlan while a Tropical Storm …

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Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location: Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua. Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Willa is located less than 100 miles southwest of Puerto Vallarta and moving in a northerly direction. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for San Blas to Mazatlán while a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Playa …

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Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City (October 21, 2018)

Location: Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua. Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Willa is located approximately 150 miles south of Colima and moving in a northerly direction. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for San Blas to Mazatlán while a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Playa Perula to …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara (October 19, 2018)

Location: Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacán, Colima, Nayarit, Jalisco and Baja California Sur States Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Vicente is located approximately 100 miles south of Chiapas and moving in a northwesterly direction. The storm is expected to produce through Wednesday, October 24, three to six inches of rain with …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara (October 15, 2018)

Location: Coastal sections of Michoacán, Colima, and Jalisco   Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Tara is moving west-northwest along the coast of southwestern Mexico. Tara is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches, through Tuesday along the coastal sections …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy, Mexico

Location:  Baja California Peninsula, Sonora, and Chihuahua Event:  The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Sergio is forecast to generate dangerous surf conditions across much of the of Baja California Peninsula as well as heavy rainfall in the central Baja California Peninsula, Sonora, and along the U.S.-Mexico border. Tropical storm conditions are expected in …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico (October 9, 2018)

Location: Baja California Peninsula and Sonora Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Sergio is forecast to generate dangerous surf conditions across much of the of Baja California Peninsula as well as heavy rainfall in northern Baja California Sur and Sonora. Swells generated by Sergio will begin to affect much of the Baja …

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Tropical Cyclone Fourteen Approaching the Yucatan Peninsula

The U.S. Consulate in Merida cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Cyclone Fourteen is expected to move near the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of México on Saturday, October 6, through Sunday night, October 7, and then move into the southern Gulf of México on Monday, October 8. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico – Tropical Storm Rosa

(October 1, 2018) Location:  Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Sonora. Event:  The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Rosa is expected to make landfall during the afternoon of Monday, October 1, and is forecast to bring heavy rainfall, strong winds, and dangerous surf conditions throughout areas of Baja California, Baja California Sur, …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico – Hurricane Rosa

(September 28, 2018) Location: Baja California, Sonora, and southwestern Mexico Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Rosa is now a Category 3 storm. Hurricane Rosa is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm over the weekend before making landfall early next week in Baja California. Rosa is expected to bring heavy …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico, U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, and U.S. Consulate General Tijuana

Location: Coast of Southwestern Mexico and Baja California Sur Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Rosa is likely to become a hurricane later today and a major hurricane on Thursday, September 27.  Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.  Swells generated by Rosa will affect …

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Security Alert – Federal Forces Replace Municipal Police in Acapulco – U.S. Embassy Mexico

Security Alert – Federal Forces Replace Municipal Police in Acapulco – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico September 25, 2018   Location: Acapulco, Mexico Event: On September 25, the State Attorney General for Guerrero announced a joint operation with the Mexican armed forces, federal police, and state police in Acapulco. The armed forces have disarmed the …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Nogales, and Tijuana.

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo, U.S. Consulate General Nogales, and U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico (September 19, 2018)   Location: Baja California Sur Peninsula, Sonora, and Sinaloa Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Depression Nineteen-E is moving northward over the southern Gulf of California today. The storm is expected to …

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Event Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (September 4, 2018)

Location: Mexico City, Mexico  Event: The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens about ongoing construction taking place adjacent to the Embassy in Mexico City, located on Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtémoc. Please be advised that on weekends until November 22, a large crane will be placing heavy machinery on the roof of the building …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (August 20, 2018)

Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez has reviewed its July 13 personnel restriction to the downtown area of Ciudad Juarez.  Because the higher rates of homicides during daylight hours that prompted that determination have not decreased, the restriction will continue until further notice.  Any travel by U.S. government personnel to …

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U.S. Embassy Mexico City Upcoming Event Alert for U.S. Citizens: Construction Next to U.S. Embassy Mexico City

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens about construction happening next to the Embassy in Mexico City, located on 305 Reforma Ave., Colonia Cuauhtemoc.  On August 18, 19, 25 and 26, and September 1, 2, and 3, a large crane will be used to place heavy machinery on the roof of the building under construction.  Rio …

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Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico (August 15, 2018) Locations:  Areas including, but not limited, to: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico Empalme, Sonora, Mexico Event:  This is an update to the Alert released on July 31.  Due to ongoing violent criminal activity and police action in San Carlos, Guaymas, and …

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Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico (July 31, 2018) Locations:  Areas including, but not limited, to: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico Empalme, Sonora, Mexico Event:  Due to recent violent criminal activity and ongoing police action in San Carlos, Guaymas, and Empalme, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to the …

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Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (July 13, 2018) Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  Because of a marked increase in homicides throughout Ciudad Juarez, including an increase in shootings in the highly frequented downtown area during daylight hours, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to downtown Ciudad Juarez without advance permission from …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Location: Oaxaca and Guerrero, Mexico Event: The Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the states of Oaxaca and Guerrero. The tropical storm is located 435 kilometers south-southeast of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. It is expected to produce heavy rain causing flash floods and mudslides over the southern portions of the Mexican states …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana

Location:  Southern Baja California Sur from Santa Fe to La Paz, including Cabo San Lucas Event:  Tropical Storm Bud is expected to continue moving north along the western coast of Mexico toward the Baja Peninsula.  The Mexican Metrological Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for southern Baja California Sur from Santa Fe to La Paz, …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico

Location:  West Coast of Mexico Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Bud is expected to continue moving north along the western coast of Mexico. The Mexican Metrological Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the west coast of Mexico from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes.  Hurricane Bud is expected to produce rainfall amounts of three to six …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico

Location: West Coast of Mexico Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Aletta is now a Category 4 storm. The eye is located 475 miles southwest of Manzanillo and 210 miles south of Socorro Island, Mexico. Swells generated by Aletta have begun to affect portions of the coast of west-central mainland Mexico and …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Matamoros, Mexico

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Matamoros, Mexico   USCG Matamoros is monitoring increased activity near Plaza Fiesta Matamoros, and recommends that US Citizens avoid the area.  Review the Mexico Travel Advisory for Tamaulipas  https://bit.ly/2DjRQvF  We recommend you exercise caution and monitor local media for updates. Enroll in STEP to receive alerts https://bit.ly/1keXnbc

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico (May 25, 2018)

Location: Yucatan Peninsula Event: The U.S. Consulate General in Merida cautions U.S. citizens that Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to cause heavy rainfall and sustained winds of 40 mph in the Yucatan Peninsula through Saturday, May 26, 2018. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula from Tulum to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Guadalajara, Mexico – Update

Date:  May 22, 2018 Location:  Metropolitan Area, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Event:  The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara no longer advises U.S. government personnel to shelter in place.   The U.S. Consulate is open for normal business hours. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (01-55) 5080-2000 ACSMexicoCity@state.gov https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/ State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Location for the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo

On May 14, the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo moved to a new location.  Our new address is Paseo Colon, 1901, Colonia Madero, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas 88260.  From May 14-21, the Consulate’s American Citizen Services (ACS) section will offer emergency ACS services only. Routine ACS and visa services will resume on May 21. For …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 16, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: As a result of recent incidents in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Mexican municipal, state, and federal entities have put into place new security procedures in tourist areas. Effective immediately, U.S. government personnel are permitted to travel to all parts of Playa del Carmen. Effective …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 9, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event:  Due to an ongoing security threat, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is revising its travel restrictions to Playa del Carmen for U.S. government personnel.  U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travel to Centro, Calica, Gonzalo Guerrero, Quintas del Carmen, and Villas del Carmen neighborhoods of Playa del …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 7, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: On March 7, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City received information about a security threat in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Effective immediately, U.S. Government employees are prohibited from traveling to Playa del Carmen until further notice. The U.S. Consular Agency in Playa del …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 7, 2018 Location:  Mexico – Countrywide Event: Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens visit Mexico during Spring Break.  While the vast majority of travelers have safe and enjoyable trips, Spring Break travel can sometimes include unforeseen problems such as the following: Medical Emergencies: An illness or accident could result in the need to …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date:  March 1, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: On March 1, undetonated explosive devices were found by Mexican law enforcement on a tourist ferry that operates between Cozumel-Playa del Carmen, Mexico.   On February 21, an explosive device detonated on a tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen resulting in injuries, including to U.S. citizens.  U.S. Government …

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Security Message:  Violence in Western Chihuahua

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Security Message:  Violence in Western Chihuahua June 29, 2017 This message is to inform U.S. citizens that drug trafficking conflicts have recently grown more violent in the western region of the state of Chihuahua.  There is a likelihood of additional violence among drug cartels in the areas of Palomas, Janos, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens-Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events-Tijuana

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana-Security Message for U.S. Citizens Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events Tijuana cartels have made threats of violence against “bandas gruperas”—music groups which specialize in narco corridos, or songs celebrating criminal exploits—and music venues host them. Each band tends to be associated with a particular cartel; therefore, they are viewed as …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens-Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events-Tijuana

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana-Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events March 17, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General Tijuana informs U.S. citizens that in the past two months, drug trafficking organizations have made a number of threats of violence against music venues that are hosting “bandas gruperas”—music groups which specialize in …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Nogales, Sonora.

The U.S. Consulate General Nogales informs U.S. citizens that large demonstrations are expected at Port of Entry DeConcini January 14-15, 2017 to protest the increase in gasoline prices.  U.S. citizens are urged to use the Mariposa Port of Entry until further notice. As always, avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Port of Entry DeConcini in Nogales Closed

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mass Demonstration in Nogales, Sonora   The U.S. Consulate General Nogales informs U.S. citizens that a mass demonstration is taking place at Port of Entry DeConcini today to protest the increase in gasoline prices, which has led to arrests and closure of the Port of Entry DeConcini.  There are reports …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Safety Precautions After January 6th Shooting of Consulate Employee

As the investigation into the January 6 shooting of the U.S. Consulate employee continues, U.S citizens in the Guadalajara area are urged to restrict their movements outside their homes and places of work to those truly essential.   They should also take care not to fall into predictable patterns for those movements that are essential. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Severe Weather in Mexico

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that severe weather is expected to bring gusty winds and very heavy rains to southwestern Mexico. Total rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches with isolated totals up to 15 inches are expected through the weekend into early next week over the southern Mexican states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacan, …

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