Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Closed to the Public

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City informs U.S. citizens that due to demonstrations scheduled to take place in the vicinity of the Embassy during the afternoon of Friday, January 20, 2017, the Embassy will be closed to the public. U.S. citizens should avoid the area surrounding the Embassy. If a U.S. citizen has an emergency, please call the Embassy, press “0”, and ask the operator to connect you to the duty officer.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mexico.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy Mexico City, which is located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtémoc, 06500. Mexico, D.F. and is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • You may also call 55-5080-2000 at any time, press “0”, and ask the switchboard operator to connect you to the duty officer. If you are calling from the United States, call 011-52-55-5080-2000.
  • Contact information for the U.S. Consulates General in Mexico can be found on the U.S. Embassy Mexico City website.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).