Office of Global Affairs

Mexico – Mexico City

Zika Virus Alert

CDC has issued a travel alert (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing: Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Suriname, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

In response, CDC has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

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Time difference

Time difference between Seattle and Mexico is 2+ hours ahead.

Dialing instructions

Country code: 52-55
Calling the US from Mexico City, Mexico is 001-US Phone #
Calling Mexico City, Mexico from the US is 011-52-55-#

Local emergency numbers

Police: 060
Fire: 068
Medical: 065

US Embassy

Name: US Embassy Mexico
Address: Paseo de la Reforma 305, Col. Cuauhtemoc, 06500 Mexico, D.F.
Phone: 55-5080-2000
After-hours Phone: 52-55-5080-2000, press 0 & ask for duty officer


Name: Mexico City International Airport
Airport Code: MEX
Additional Information: +52 55 2482 2400