About the Zika Virus

About the Zika Virus

28 March 2016 Consulates & Int'l Alliances 0

United States Embassy Mexico City

Message for U.S. Citizens: Revised CDC Travel Notice re: Zika Virus

Dated: March 28, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a revised travel notice for Mexico regarding the Zika virus. Travel to elevations higher than 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level is considered to have minimal likelihood for mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission, even within countries reporting active transmission. CDC recommends that women who are pregnant should not travel to areas that are at elevations less than 2,000 m above sea level in countries with ongoing Zika virus transmission. For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website.

For information on other mosquito-borne illnesses in Mexico, please visit the Country Specific Information.

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 travel.state.gov. STEP 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.

Visit the Embassy's website and sign up for Facebook and Twitter. 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. Read the Country Specific Information for Mexico, and refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website. 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 the State Department on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.

Locations and contact information for the Embassy, Consulates General, and Consular Agencies in Mexico may be found at http://mexico.usembassy.gov/eng/edirectory.html


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