Location: Mexico, countrywide
Event: Holiday and Travel Safety Tips
Actions to Take:
- Review our recommendations for your destination in our Travel Advisory for Mexico.
- In light ofwidely publicized security incidents in popular tourist destinations, please remember that all destinations have some level of risk. Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread and common in Mexico.
- Depending upon where you enter Mexico, immigration authorities (INM) will issue either a paper Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM) or instead stamp your passport noting your authorized period of stay.Carefully review and abide by the period of admission.
- Carry your passport and FMM at all times. Visitors not carrying these documents or who remain in Mexico beyond the authorized period may be detained and/or deported.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
- Park in well-lit spaces and do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
- Be aware of your surroundings and maintain a low profile.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Contact Form
- U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico
- From Mexico: (55) 8526 2561
- From the United States: 1-844-528-6611
- Department of State – Consular Affairs: +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444