From the US Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Event:  Because of a marked increase in homicides throughout Ciudad Juarez, including an increase in shootings in the highly frequented downtown area during daylight hours, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to downtown Ciudad Juarez without advance permission from the Regional Security Office for the next 30 days.  The restriction covers both official and personal travel and includes the area west of Avenida de Las Americas.  All approved official travel must be in an armored vehicle.

The restriction will be reevaluated at the end of the 30-day period.

Actions to Take:

  • U.S. citizens should take this restriction into account when planning travel to Ciudad Juarez.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and monitor local media reports.
  • Contact the nearest U.S. Consulate or Embassy if you need assistance.

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