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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara
August 9, 2022

Location: Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Jalisco, Mexico

Event: Local authorities and media are reporting multiple road blockades, burning vehicles, and shootouts between Mexican security forces and unspecified criminal elements in various parts of the Guadalajara metropolitan area. Police have been deployed throughout the metropolitan area and are limiting movement to support incident response.  The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara has instructed employees to follow the advice of local authorities and to shelter in place until further notice.


Please read the state summaries in the State Department’s Travel Advisory for Mexico for other safety and security information related to your specific travel destination.

Actions to Take: 

  • Follow instructions of local authorities.
  • Seek secure shelter, if in the area
  • Notify friends and family of your safety
  • Monitor local media for updates and in case of emergency, call 911. 



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