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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (January 2, 2023)
January 3, 2023

Location: Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Event:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez received various reports of gunfire occurring in more than one location in Ciudad Juarez.  U.S. Consulate General employees in Ciudad Juarez have been instructed to shelter in place.  American citizens should exercise extreme caution, seek secure shelter, monitor local media for updates, and notify friends and family of your safety.  Updates will be sent as they become available.

Actions to Take: 

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Maintain a high level of vigilance and keep a low profile.
  • Monitor local media for updates and in case of emergency, call 911.
  • Review your personal security plans and follow the instructions of local authorities.


    • From Mexico: 55 8526 2561
    • From the United States: 1-844-528-6611
  • Department of State – Consular Affairs: +1-888-407-4747 or +1-201-501-4444