Office of Global Affairs

Mexico – Oaxaca

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: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Suriname, and Venezuela.

This alert follows reports in Brazil of microcephaly and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant. However, additional studies are needed to further characterize this relationship. More studies are planned to learn more about the risks of Zika virus infection during pregnancy.

Until more is known, and out of an abundance of caution, CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant women and women trying to become pregnant:

  • Pregnant women in any trimester should consider postponing travel to the areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Pregnant women who do travel to one of these areas should talk to their doctor or other healthcare provider first and strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites during the trip.
  • Women trying to become pregnant should consult with their healthcare provider before traveling to these areas and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during the trip.

Because specific areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing are difficult to determine and likely to change over time, CDC will update this travel notice as information becomes available. Check the CDC travel website frequently for the most up-to-date recommendations.

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Time difference

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

Dialing instructions

Country code: 52-951
Calling the US from Oaxaca, Mexico is 001-US Phone #
Calling Oaxaca, Mexico from the US is 011-52-951-#

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: Xoxocotlan International Airport
Airport Code: OAX
Additional Information: +52 951 511 5088