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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico
April 1, 2020

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 on state and municipal restrictions, please visit our COVID-19 webpage.


The Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19 on March 19, advising U.S. citizens who normally reside in the United States to return home while commercial departure options remain available, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  Please watch Ambassador Christopher Landau’s March 31 Virtual Town Hall on the Embassy’s Facebook page to learn about other recommendation for U.S. citizens in Mexico.


Actions to Take: 


  • For Emergency Assistance for U.S. citizens in Mexico, call (55) 8526 2561 from Mexico or 1-844-528-6611 from the United States.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is located at:
    Paseo de la Reforma 305
    Colonia Cuauhtémoc
    06500, Ciudad de México
    Phone: +52-55-5080-2000
    Fax: +52-55-5080-2005
    E-Mail: ACSMexicoCity@state.gov
  • State Department – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Follow the U.S. Embassy in Mexico on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Reports for Mexico.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.