Mexico Travel Advisory – Level 3: Reconsider Travel –  U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Subject:  Mexico Travel Advisory – Level 3: Reconsider Travel –  U.S. Embassy Mexico City (September 8, 2020) Location: Mexico The U.S. Department of State updated the  Travel Advisory  for Mexico on September 8, 2020.  Reconsider travel to Mexico due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read …

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Drop Off Your Ballot at U.S. Embassy Mexico City 

Subject:  Drop Off Your Ballot at U.S. Embassy Mexico City Location: Mexico City U.S. Embassy Mexico City will accept in-person drop-off of absentee voting materials starting September 8 on days the Embassy is normally open between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Please bring your completed, sealed voting materials in a postage-paid envelope to  the Consular waiting room’s entrance on Rio Danubio  and place them in the sealed ballot box with the ACS …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (August 27, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (August 27, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Nuevo Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico State, and Coahuila currently report the highest number of active cases for the preceding two-week period.  The states currently reporting …

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U.S. Citizens:  It is time to register to vote for the 2020 General Election. 

Only 70 Days Left  U.S. Citizens:  It is time to register to vote for the 2020 General Election.  Registering to vote and submitting an absentee ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world.  The  Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website  has state by state instructions and the contact information for each  election office .  You can complete the  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) , print a  U.S. postage-paid envelope , and review the  FVAP links page  for other useful resources.  …

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Weather Update – Tropical Depression Fourteen 

Location:  Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Event:  Tropical Depression Fourteen is expected to strengthen to a hurricane as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula Saturday, August 22, producing winds of up to 70 miles per hour.  A hurricane watch and tropical storm warning are in effect for the Yucatan Peninsula. Local authorities have issued storm watch alerts, advised …

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Weather Alert – Hurricane Genevieve – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana

Location: Mexican State of Baja California Sur Event: Mexico issued a Hurricane Watch in Baja California Sur from Los Barriles to Todos Santos. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the southern portion of the Baja peninsula from Los Barriles to Puerto Cortes on the west coast. A Tropical Storm Watch is also in …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (August 12, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (August 12, 2020)  The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, and Mexico State currently report the highest number of active cases for the …

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Mexico Travel Advisory: Level 4: Do Not Travel

Location: Mexico The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Mexico on August 6, 2020. Do not travel to Mexico due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory . Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 29, 2020)  Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 29, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Veracruz, and Nuevo León currently report the highest number of active cases for the preceding two-week …

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Weather Alert – Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Hurricane Hanna

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulates General Matamoros, Monterrey, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico (July 25, 2020)   Location:  Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila Event:  Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning for Hurricane Hanna for the States of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila.  Hanna is expected to make landfall this afternoon.  Heavy rains and strong winds are …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 22, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 22, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Tabasco, and Nuevo León currently report the highest number of active cases for the preceding two-week period.  The …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 07/15 Update

Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 15, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico State, Nuevo León, and Tabasco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the preceding two-week period.  The states currently reporting the highest rates …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 9, 2020)   Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 9, 2020)     The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Mexico State, Guanajuato, Nuevo León, and Tabasco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the preceding two-week period.  The states currently reporting the highest …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (July 2, 2020)   Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (July 2, 2020) Ambassador Landau   reminds U.S. citizens  that on this July 4th Independence Day that the most patriotic thing you can do for you and your family is to stay home, practice social distancing, and not risk spreading the coronavirus by crossing …

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A Message to American Citizens on July 4th Weekend

As we celebrate this holiday that commemorates the independence we hold so dear, we ask all U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents to remember that this is a July 4th like no other. The Coronavirus continues to spread.  Up to 400,000 people cross U.S. borders daily and 91% are U.S. citizens or LPRs. In the …

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July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!  Follow a few simple steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections: 1.  Register to vote:  Start by confirming …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 24, 2020) Location: Mexico Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 24, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico State, Puebla, Guanajuato, and Tabasco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the …

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Security Alert – Caborca, Sonora – Reports of ongoing cartel violence, armed groups and active fighting

Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Nogales, Mexico (June 22, 2020)  Location:  Municipality of Caborca, Mexican State of Sonora Event:  The U.S. Consulate General Nogales has received credible reports of ongoing cartel violence in the municipality of Caborca and the surrounding areas, including heavily armed groups patrolling in that area, with active fighting and attacks among the cartel factions.  Until further …

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Natural Disaster Alert – Oaxaca –  7.4 earthquake occurred at 10:29 a.m. local time

Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Embassy, Mexico (June 23, 2020)   Location:  Oaxaca state and surrounding areas  Event:  A 7.4 earthquake occurred at 10:29 a.m. local time near the town of Huatulco, Oaxaca, affecting the state of Oaxaca and neighboring states of Chiapas, Puebla, and Guerrero.  Some areas may be affected by power outages and the extent of damage is not yet known.  There may be disruptions to transportation and …

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Security Alert – Guanajuato – Reports of ongoing unofficial roadblocks

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 20, 2020)   Location:  Mexican State of Guanajuato  Event:  The Embassy has received reports of ongoing unofficial roadblocks in the municipalities of Celaya, Juventino Rosas, Cortázar, Dolores Hidalgo, Apaseo el Alto, Apaseo el Grande, Salvatierra, Tarimoro, San Luis de la Paz, and San Jose Iturbide.  Active gunfire is reported in San Luis de la Paz.  Actions to Take:  Avoid highways in these municipalities until the unofficial roadblocks are cleared. Monitor the …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 18, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 18, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Mexico State, Puebla, Tabasco, and Jalisco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the preceding two-week period.  Hospital …

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

Location:  Bay of Campeche and Areas of the Southern Gulf of Mexico Event:  Maritime Travel Safety in the Bay of Campeche and Southern Gulf of Mexico Armed criminal groups have been known to target and rob commercial vessels, oil platforms, and offshore supply vessels in the Bay of Campeche area in the southern Gulf of …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 11, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 11, 2020)  The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Aguascalientes, Baja California, and Sinaloa currently report the highest incidence rates of active cases (incidence rate is …

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

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 8, 2020) Location:  Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on June 8, 2020, beginning at 2:00 p.m., to protest alleged police violence in Mexico.  Protesters plan to gather near the Angel de la Independencia monument and move towards the Zocalo.  Protesters may also gather at the Citizen Security Secretariat in Colonia Juarez. As with all such gatherings, even demonstrations intended to …

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 4, 2020)  Location:  Mexico  Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (June 4, 2020)  The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.  Mexico City, Tabasco, Sinaloa, Aguascalientes, and Yucatan currently report the highest incidence rates of active cases (incidence rate is …

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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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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 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 – 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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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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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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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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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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Limited Operations at U.S. Consulate Merida, Cancun and Playa del Carmen Consular Agencies on September 3, 2019

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida and Consular Agencies in Cancun and Playa del Carmen will be closed for routine services on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 due to training.  Please click  here  for information regarding public hours for specific services. In case of emergency travel on Tuesday, September 3, U.S. citizens may apply for an emergency …

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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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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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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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Reward Offered in Exchange for Information on the Attack at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara

Up to $20,000 Reward Offered in Exchange for Information Leading to the Identification and Arrest of the Individual or Group Responsible for the Attack at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in conjunction with other U.S. and Mexican law enforcement partners, are seeking the public’s assistance in learning the identity of the individual or group …

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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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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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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

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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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Embassies and consulates are not polling places.  Don’t wait; return your voted ballot right away!  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2018 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their …

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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. 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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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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Improvements to Safety and Security Information

FACT SHEET                 January 10, 2018 On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched improvements to how we share information with U.S. travelers. These improvements will provide U.S. citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide. Under the new system, every country will have a Travel Advisory, providing levels of advice ranging …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Restrictions Lifted in Nuevo Casas Grandes

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Restrictions Lifted in Nuevo Casas Grandes December 20, 2017 U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez alerts all U.S. citizens that U.S. government personnel are no longer prohibited from traveling to the Nuevo Casas Grandes/Paquime region in the state of Chihuahua.  All U.S. government personnel …

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U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in Nuevo Casas Grandes   December 6, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez alerts all U.S. citizens that due to recent security incidents in and around Nuevo Casas Grandes, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to the Nuevo Casas Grandes/Paquime region until December 20, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit

U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit October 12, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara alerts all U.S. citizens that due to increased violence and cartel activity in the state of Nayarit, the Consulate is extending its September 29, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit

U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit September 29, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara alerts all U.S. citizens that due to increased violence and cartel activity in the state of Nayarit, the Consulate is extending its September 15, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Pilar

The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Depression Eighteen-E is now Tropical Storm Pilar, affecting the area from Playa Perula northward to El Roblito, including the Islas Marias. Tropical storm force winds, large swells, and very heavy rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. The Mexican government has issued a …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: 7.1 Earthquake in Mexico

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: 7.1 Earthquake in Mexico September 19, 2017 The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Mexico that a 7.1 earthquake occurred in Mexico that has affected Mexico City, the state of Puebla, and other outlying areas. The epicenter was located near the Puebla state town of …

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Increased Violence in the City of San Blas, Nayarit

U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Violence in the City of San Blas, Nayarit September 15, 2017   There are recent reports of increased violence and cartel activity in the city of San Blas, Nayarit.  Effective immediately, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travel within a 10km (6 mi) radius …

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U.S. Consular Agency Acapulco Resumed Operations

The U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco resumed normal operations, today, September 15. Per the security message sent on September 14, the U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco was closed on September 14 due to weather conditions related to Hurricane Max. Other information: See the  State Department’s travel website for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mexico . …

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Temporary Closure of U.S. Consular Agency Acapulco

The U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco will be closed today, September 14, due to weather conditions related to Hurricane Max.   Hurricane Max is expected to make landfall today, Thursday, September 14, near Acapulco.  The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Warning for the southwest coast of Guerrero, Mexico from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado. Maximum sustained …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Katia

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Katia September 7, 2017   The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Katia is expected to strengthen and should approach the Eastern coast of Mexico by early Saturday morning, September 9.  The National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Hurricane Warning for parts …

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Tropical Storm Lidia

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens Tropical Storm Lidia August 31, 2017 The U.S. Consulates General in Tijuana and Hermosillo caution U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Lidia is causing conditions to deteriorate across Southern Baja California Sur as it moves toward and over the Baja Peninsula. Ports, public transportation, businesses, and schools in Mazatlán and Baja …

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Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero States

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Security Message for U.S. Citizens Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero States August 30, 2017   The U.S. Embassy advises its citizens in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero States to avoid the vicinity of expected demonstrations held by teachers, students, and other groups scheduled to begin September 1, 2017.  …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen-E in Baja Sur

The U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana cautions U.S. citizens that as of 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time the National Hurricane Center is extending advisories for a potential tropical storm.  Strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours and the system could become a hurricane by Thursday or Friday.  The disturbance is expected to become a tropical …

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Tropical Storm Watch for northeastern Tamaulipas

The U.S. Consulate General Matamoros cautions U.S. citizens that the National Hurricane Center along with the Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for northeastern Tamaulipas, including the cities of Matamoros and San Fernando. Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to strengthen and make landfall as a hurricane near Baffin Bay, Texas the evening of Friday, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Franklin

August 8, 2017   The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to strengthen during the evening of Tuesday, August 8 through Wednesday, August 9 as the storm leaves the Yucatan peninsula and moves over the Bay of Campeche. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) along with the Mexican Metrological Service have …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Franklin (Tropical Cyclone 7)

August 7, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Merida continues to monitor Tropical Storm Franklin (Tropical Cyclone 7) and cautions U.S. citizens that the storm is expected to strengthen and should move over the Yucatan Peninsula this evening, Monday, August 7. The Government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch from Chetumal north to Punta Allen …

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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: Hurricane Dora

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Dora is expected to produce life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Swells generated by Dora are currently affecting portions of the coast of southwest Mexico and by Tuesday, June 27, parts of the coast of the southern Baja California peninsula will be affected. Dora is projected to …

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Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2017 – Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2017, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical storm Beatriz

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical storm Beatriz is expected to strengthen and should approach or move over the Pacific coast of Mexico on Friday, June 2. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Pacific coast of Mexico from Salina Cruz to Puerto Escondido. Maximum sustained winds …

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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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U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Security Message: Plaza Portales Entertainment Complex Travel Restriction

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Security Message: Plaza Portales Entertainment Complex Travel Restriction February 10, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez has placed the entire “Plaza Portales” restaurant and entertainment complex located at the intersection of Bulevar Tomas Fernandez and Calle de los Portales off limits for United States government personnel.  This restriction …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations at Ciudad Juarez-El Paso Border Crossings

Demonstrations at Ciudad Juarez-El Paso Border Crossings June 23, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez informs U.S. citizens of expected demonstrations, beginning at 12:00 noon MDT, at the following locations: Zaragoza-Isleta bridge cargo lanes; Bridge of the Americas—Cordova—cargo lanes; and Paso del Norte—Santa Fe Street bridge Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Fuel Shortages in Chihuahua City

  Demonstrations and Fuel Shortages in Chihuahua City June 22, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez informs U.S. citizens of continued anti-government demonstrations in the central area of the city of Chihuahua.  According to local media reports, protests are occurring outside the Governor’s Palace, and arrests and damage to property have been reported. Additionally, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca

Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca June 21, 2016   Mass demonstrations have occurred regularly in Oaxaca, Mexico.  Some of the recent demonstrations have turned violent.  Protestors have blocked major highways to and from the city of Oaxaca.  Due to these blockades, trucks are unable to enter the city and some areas are experiencing food and fuel …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hospitals in Los Cabos Area

In recent years, the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana has received numerous complaints from U.S. citizens regarding health-care facilities in Los Cabos.  As a result, the U.S. Consulate encourages its staff and official visitors to Los Cabos to refrain from using medical facilities that do not appear on the Consulate’s publicly available list of hospitals . On April 19, 2016, …

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Security Message: U.S. Consulate General Monterrey Lifts April 1 Travel Restrictions

April 27, 2016 — The U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey has lifted its April 1, 2016 security-related restriction for travel outside the Monterrey metropolitan area for U.S. Government personnel.  For general information about travel within Mexico, we encourage U.S. citizens to review the Travel Warning .   We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Consulate General Monterrey restricts travel for U.S. Government personnel Due to a potential security threat to its employees, the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey has instructed U.S. Government personnel to avoid traveling outside the Monterrey metropolitan area until further notice. The U. S. Consulate General in Monterrey strongly advises all U.S. citizens residing or …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police action against unauthorized taxis at Monterrey’s Airport

January 22, 2016 The United States Consulate General in Monterrey is aware of press reports, which indicate that law enforcement officials are levying fines and impounding vehicles of unauthorized taxi services, including Uber vehicles, arriving at the General Mariano Escobedo International Airport.  Passengers have been required to disembark from vehicles and obtain an authorized taxi …

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