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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Nogales (Mexico), Defer Unnecessary Travel to Nogales

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Due to multiple and ongoing credible threats the Consulate cautions Americans traveling in Nogales or surrounding areas to defer unnecessary travel at this time.  Travel at night and to areas not frequented by foreigners should be avoided.  U.S. Citizens are urged to take the highest precautions regarding their safety and personal security in and around Nogales. 
 
In order to receive the most current security information available, the U.S. Consulate General in Nogales encourages all United States Citizens living in or visiting northern Sonora to “Follow Us” on Twitter, or “Like Us” on Facebook.  The Consulate will use Twitter and Facebook to disseminate regular and time sensitive information related to the security situation in northern Sonora.
 
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 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.  Read the Country Specific Information for Mexico.  For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” 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 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 Nogales is located at Calle San José s/n Fraccionamiento los Alamos C. P. 84065 Nogales, Sonora and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   The main phone number for the U.S. Consulate General is 631-311-8150.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General is 631-318-0723.