Travel Advisory Update: U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (June 17, 2021)
Event: Mexico Travel Advisory Changes
The U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Advisory for Mexico on June 17, 2021. Reconsider travel to Mexico due to COVID-19. The Advisory does not include a country-level risk assessment for crime; it has one for each state. Please note that some areas of Mexico have increased risk of crime and kidnapping. Read the entire Advisory, including the detailed state summaries and Advisory levels for information on your specific travel destination. Read the country information page for Mexico.
Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread and common in Mexico. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico, as travel by U.S. government employees to certain areas is prohibited or restricted. In many states, emergency services are limited outside principal cities.
If you travel to Mexico:
- See the U.S. Embassy’s web page regarding COVID-19.
- Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19 and CDC’s Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Mexico.
- 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.
- 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
- State Department – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444