Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Consulate General Monterrey restricts travel for U.S. Government personnel

Due to a potential security threat to its employees, the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey has instructed U.S. Government personnel to avoid traveling outside the Monterrey metropolitan area until further notice. The U. S. Consulate General in Monterrey strongly advises all U.S. citizens residing or traveling in the states of Coahuila, San Luis Potosí or Nuevo Leon to review their personal security habits and maintain high levels of situational awareness. 

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.Travel.State.GovSTEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. 

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, including the Travel Warning for Mexico, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  For further general information, please check the websites for the U.S. Embassy and consulates at https://mx.usembassy.gov    and the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey http://monterrey.usconsulate.gov/ .

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey is located at Prolongación Alfonso Reyes 150, Valle Poniente, Santa Catarina, NL, Mexico, C.P. 66196 and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. and Mexican federal holidays).  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate is (81) 8047-3100 or after business hours, (01) 55-5080-2000.