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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens — U.S. Embassy, Mexico (June 14, 2019)
June 14, 2019

Location:  Michoacán, Mexico

Event:  Change in Travel Policy for U.S. Government Employees in Michoacán State

The U.S. Embassy has updated its travel restrictions for U.S. personnel visiting Michoacán state for official business. Travel for U.S. government employees is limited to the following areas with the noted restrictions:

  • U.S. government employees may travel on Federal Toll Highway (cuota) 15D to transit the state between Mexico City and Guadalajara.
  • -U.S. government employees may travel to Morelia by air or by land using highways 43 or 48D from Highway 15D.
  • -U.S. personnel must travel to Lázaro Cárdenas by air only and must stay within the city center and port areas.

The Travel Advisory for Mexico will be updated to reflect this change.

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy in Mexico City
01-55-8526-2561 (From Mexico)
1-844-528-6611 (From the United States)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Mexico Country Information