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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Travel to Puerto Penasco
December 20, 2023

Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Travel to Puerto Penasco

Location:  Sonora, Mexico

Event:  Due to the continued closure of the Lukeville-Sonoyta U.S. Port of Entry, the U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens that U.S. government employees may not travel to Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) using any other route until the Lukeville Port of Entry reopens.  U.S. citizens are reminded that Sonora is Level 3 – Reconsider Travel due to crime and kidnapping in the Department of State’s Mexico Travel Advisory.

Actions to Take:

  • U.S. citizens traveling to or from Puerto Peñasco, are strongly advised not to use alternate routes through Sonora.  Review the Mexico Travel Advisory, weigh the security risks, and consider making alternate plans.
  • Travel during daylight hours only.
  • Monitor local media for updates, follow directions from local officials, and in case of emergency, call 911.
  • Maintain a high level of vigilance and keep a low profile.


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