• Glenn Wilson
    Last update: May 21: May 20 Health Alert.

    Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 20, 2020)
    The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Tabasco, Morelos, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo currently report the highest incident rate of active cases (incident rate is the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days). Hospital occupancy rates are also increasing, with the highest levels in Mexico City, Baja California, Mexico State, and Sinaloa. Mexican health authorities have reiterated calls for people to stay home during this time. The government deployed elements of the Mexican Armed Forces this week to the six states most affected by the virus to protect medical facilities and workers as well as escort shipments of medical supplies. ...
    U.S. Embassy: May 20 Health Alert.


    COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions across the U.S. Borders with Canada and Mexico.
    • The United States will temporarily limit inbound land border crossings from Canada and Mexico to “essential travel”.
    • This action does not prevent U.S. citizens from returning home.
    • These restrictions are temporary and went into effect on March 21, 2020. They will remain in effect through 11:59 pm on June 22, 2020. This decision has been coordinated with the Governments of Mexico and Canada.
      More at ...
    U.S. Embassy: May 20 Travel Restrictions – Fact Sheet.

    Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
    The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
    • Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
    • Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
    • Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.
      More info.

    Ambassador Christopher Landau – US-Mexico Cooperation During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. Transcript.

    Update On Social Security Letter to American Citizens with Mexico Addresses
    This is from the director of Federal Benefits Unit at the US Embassy - Rick Meyer.

    SSA will be delaying the mail out of the annual questionnaire:
    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Social Security Administration will delay mailing the 2020 Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire until at least September 2020. It normally goes out in June.

    This Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire is for those overseas who still receive SS and the SSA just wants to make sure that they still live there, they are still alive, not other changes, etc. It is for those who have a foreign address on file with SSA ; those who have a US address on file with SSA do not need to be concerned about this.

    Thanks @Barbara Erickson
    Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). More info.
    The SMA Consular Agency is closed to routine services.

    Notarials - Embassy is doing only Emergency notarials. If you have any questions, send an email to .
    Also https://www.notarize.com/ has been used to notarize documents overseas. Your state might or might not allow it.

    Passports are being renewed on an Emergency basis only. All inquiries should be sent to .

    Questions regarding appointments for emergency services such as US passports, visas, notarial services, CRBA (Consular Report of Birth Abroad) - send appointment requests to .
    U.S. Embassy: May 20 Health Alert.
    U.S. Embassy: May 20 Travel Restrictions – Fact Sheet.
    U.S. Embassy: May 21 COVID-19 Information for U.S. Citizens in Mexico.
    U.S. Embassy: April 13 Status of U.S. Consular Operations in Mexico in Light of COVID-19.

    U.S. Embassy & Consulate: Mexico Alerts & Messages
    U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico (with phone numbers and email)
    U.S. Embassy Mexico City (with after hours emergency contact)
    US Embassy in Mexico Facebook | Twitter (Christopher Landau, Ambassador)

    U.S. Dept. of State: Mexico Travel Advisory
    US Department of State Facebook | Twitter
    U.S. Federal Voting Assistance Program (Absentee voting)
    US Border Wait Times

    Glenn Wilson
    San Miguel de Allende
    Citizen Liaison Volunteer
    US Embassy Mexico City
  • Glenn Wilson
    Last update: May 21: May 20 Health Alert.
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