Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Matamoros, Mexico – (June 25, 2021)
Location: Reynosa, Tamaulipas
Event: Cartel Violence
In light of the violence that occurred in Reynosa on June 19, U.S. government personnel in Reynosa are temporarily restricted from field operations and official movements other than home-to-work.
The State Department recommends U.S. citizens do not travel to the State of Tamaulipas due to crime and kidnapping. See Mexico Travel Advisory for details.
Those choosing to travel to Reynosa, Río Bravo, and surrounding areas should remain vigilant and maintain a heightened state of awareness due to the heightened possibility of violence between rival cartel factions.
Actions to Take:
- Review Mexico Country Information and Travel Advisory.
- Remain vigilant during the daylight hours and avoid travel at night.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Monitor the local news for updates, follow directions from local officials, and in case of emergency call 911.
- Keep your friends and loved ones up to date on your whereabouts – via phone, text, and social media – and let them know you are safe, when possible.
- If you are a U.S. citizen traveling to, or residing in Mexico, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive safety messages and other travel information.
- For Emergency Assistance for U.S. citizens in Mexico, call (55) 868 206 1076 from Mexico or 1-844-528-6611 from the United States.
- U.S. Consulate General Matamoros, Mexico
- Mexico Country Information
- Follow U.S. Department of State Travel.state.gov on Facebook and Twitter.