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Update on Transpeninsular Highway Protests:

March 18, 2015, 4:00 p.m. PDT

While there are reports that the Transpeninsular Highway has been cleared by police overnight, State and Federal law enforcement agencies have advised that protesters may erect new barricades in remote areas of the highway, and recommend that travelers wait until at least midday before attempting to travel between San Quintin and Ensenada.

U.S. citizens who are traveling this portion of the Transpeninsular Highway are advised to exercise extreme caution, and to be alert for changing conditions along the road.  Availability of services and fuel remain questionable, due to widespread looting during yesterday’s protests.  Travelers should be prepared for delays and the possibility of being turned around in the event of further road closures.

Important Message

March 17, 2015

Traffic is being disrupted on the transpeninsular highway between Punta Colonet and San Quintin by protesting agricultural workers. The protests began early March 17. Media reports indicate that there have been fires and rock throwing as part of the protests. All businesses and local government offices in the immediate area are closed. Travelers can expect delays and should exercise caution. At this time, we do not know when the protests will end. 

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 www.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.

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 American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of U.S. Consulate General Tijuana provides a wide range of services to U.S. citizens visiting or residing in the Baja California region of Mexico.  The ACS Unit issues passports, registers U.S. citizens born in Mexico, performs notarials, and provides assistance to U.S. citizens arrested in Mexico and to the families of Americans who pass away in our consular district, which includes the Mexican States of Baja California and Baja California Sur.  Our Consular Agency in Cabo San Lucas handles services for U.S. citizens in the Cabo San Lucas/ La Paz region.

Additional travel information can be found at http://travel.state.gov

Update on Transpeninsular Highway Protests

(March 18, 2015, 4:00 p.m. PDT)

State and Federal law enforcement agencies are reporting that the Transpeninsular Highway has been cleared, and a number of travelers report successfully navigating the route between Ensenada and San Quintin.  However, the possibility of further conflict remains, and law enforcement officials have advised that protesters may yet erect new barricades in remote areas of the highway.

 

U.S. citizens who are traveling this portion of the Transpeninsular Highway are advised to exercise extreme caution, and to be alert for changing conditions along the road.  Availability of services and fuel remain questionable, due to widespread looting during the protests.  Travelers should be prepared for delays and the possibility of being turned around in the event of further road closures.

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  • Monday through Friday
    7:30 - 16:00 hrs
    except official U.S. and Mexican holidays

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Duty Officer

  • In case of an after-hours emergency involving U.S. citizens, please contact the Duty Officer.  From Mexico dial 001 (619) 692-2154, from the U.S., call (619)
    692-2154.

baja sur residents

  • U.S. citizens who live at the southern end of Baja California Sur may apply at the U.S. Consular Agency in Los Cabos. Click here for the Consular Agency contact information.

    If you apply at the Consular Agency, you must still comply with all the requirements listed on this site.