Are you enrolled in STEP?

The recent worldwide U.S. travel alert provides helpful pointers for all U.S. travelers abroad. Here are a couple of excerpts as sent by the U.S. Consul in Nogales [Information on STEP can also be found under the Emergency  #s section on our site]:

“We recommend U.S. citizens register their travel plans with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy through the State Department’s travel registration website.  We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling abroad enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  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.

In addition to information on the internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, from other countries, on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, Eastern Time (except U.S. federal holidays).”

The U.S. Consulate in Nogales is the one associated with Puerto Peñasco and may be contacted at:
Tel: 631 311-8150  (Dialing from the U.S., first dial 011-52- )  Fax: 631 313-4652
Emergencies from Mexico cell phone (dialing from Puerto Peñasco) 045 631 318-0723
Dialing from Nogales:  044 631 318 0723     From the U.S.  011-521-631-318-0723
NogalesACS@state.gov
Consulate General of the United States – Nogales

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