We are receiving many inquiries regarding COVID-19 vaccines in Mexico, and we advise you to follow Embassy advice and alerts. Here is the guidance from the Feb 19th health alert:
The Mexican government has approved several COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use. Federal health authorities have assured the vaccine will be available to Mexican citizens, as well as temporary and permanent residents. The Mexican government’s vaccine signup portal requires registrants provide their Clave Única de Registro de Población (CURP). A CURP is a unique identity code that Mexican citizens and permanent and temporary residents are issued. If you don’t know your CURP, you can search for it on RENAPO's web page. Local policies for vaccination may vary, so we encourage you to consult with your health care authorities and health professionals about how to receive the vaccine. Please review our English language instructions on how to register for the vaccine. At the time of your appointment, you may be asked to provide evidence of identity and residence. Please contact the local entity distributing the vaccine to confirm the documentary requirements prior to your appointment. We encourage U.S. citizens residing in Mexico to follow host country developments and guidelines, in particular, the Government of Mexico’s national vaccination plan against COVID-19 (Spanish only).
Actions to Take:
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. To modify your enrollment and subscription to alerts, you must log in to STEP.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information, including recommendations for travelers.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Mexico.
- For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, review the Mexican Ministry of Health’s vaccine strategy (in Spanish), the CDC’s vaccine webpage, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s webpage.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States. Check Port of Entry wait times at the U.S. border and visit Customs and Border Protection’s latest updates.
- Learn about the latest status of consular operations at the Embassy, Consulates, and Consular Agencies.
- Call the Mexican Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 information hotline at 800 0044 800 for local information while in Mexico. English-speaking operators are often, but not always, available. Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information.
- Refer to the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19MX app that provides Spanish-language information about COVID-19 and local health care resources. It includes contact information for health care providers, an interactive diagnostic tool that analyzes reported symptoms and advises whether or not to seek medical care, the location of the nearest health care facility, the latest news related to COVID-19, and advice about how to prevent the spread of the disease. The app is available via the Mexican iOS and Android stores.
- For Emergency Assistance for U.S. citizens in Mexico, call (55) 8526 2561 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: [email protected]
- State Department – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Follow the U.S. Embassy in Mexico on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Reports for Mexico.
- Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.