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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Travel Safety
December 15, 2023

Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Travel Safety

Event: Holiday Travel Safety

Actions to Take:

  • Review our recommendations for your destination in our Travel Advisory for Mexico.
  • Remember that all destinations have some level of risk.  Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is common in parts of Mexico.
  • Depending on where you enter Mexico, immigration authorities (INM) will issue either a paper Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM) or stamp your passport noting your authorized period of stay. Review and abide by the period of admission.
  • Always carry your passport and FMM (if issued). 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 and monitor local media for security updates.
  • 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.


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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


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