U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico Reports on Coronavirus

U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico
March 3, 2020



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  • Country-Specific Information:
      • Mexico confirmed the first five positive cases of COVID-19 within its borders as of March 1. Additional suspected cases continue to be investigated. Updates on the number of cases are published daily by the Mexican Ministry of Health (Spanish).
  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
    • There are no restrictions in place as a result of the worldwide outbreak.
    • Travelers to Mexico do not require any additional documentation to enter/exit beyond standard travel documentation.
    • Mexico has not implemented active border screening measures at ports of entry.
  • Quarantine Information:
  • There are no quarantine policies currently in effect in Mexico. However, under current guidelines, suspected cases are advised to contact the COVID-19 hotline, seek medical attention, and self-isolate.
  • Local Resources:
    • Health advice for travelers seeking information is available at ports of entry.
      • The Mexican Ministry of Health created a hotline to request COVID-19 information or medical attention. The Spanish-language hotline can be reached at 800 0044 800.
    • On February 7, the General Directorate for Epidemiology published a Preventative Travel Advisory for China that suggests avoiding nonessential travel to China. In case it is necessary to travel, it is suggested to apply specific preventative measures such as: wash hands frequently with soap and water, only consume well-cooked food and potable or bottled water, avoid crowded locations, avoid contact with dead or live animals, avoid consuming raw meat, and when possible avoid contact with sick people.
  • Other links:
  • Assistance:
  • For Emergency Assistance for U.S. citizens in Mexico, call 1-800-681-9374 from Mexico or 1-844-528-6611 from the United States.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is located at:
    Paseo de la Reforma 305
    Colonia Cuauhtémoc
    06500, Ciudad de México
    Phone: +52-55-5080-2000
    Fax: +52-55-5080-2005
    E-Mail: ACSMexicoCity@state.gov

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