Miscellaneous Information

Important Telephone Numbers for Touristsourist Assistance
Tourist Assistance Toll Free from anywhere in Mexico 01 (800) 903-9200
Emergencies (Traffic, fire, ambulance, etc.)
(Most Major Cities) Check locally.
060, 066 or 080
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Lost Credit Cards or Travelers Checks
American Express 01 (800) 001-3600
Banamex (MasterCard - Visa) 01 (800) 366-3100
Carnet (MasterCard) 01 (800) 366-3100
Diners Club: 01 (800) 500-3000
B of A - Travelers Checks: 01 (800) 849-4479
Embassies/Consulates (Complete Embassy List)
(Mexico City)
American 5209-9100
Canadian 5724-7900
Great Britain 5207-2089
France 5282-9700
Spain 5282-2974
Mexican Consulates Locations in the United States
Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles (213) 351-6800
Mexican Consulate in San Francisco (415) 392-2897
Mexican Consulate in San Diego (619) 231-0337
Mexican Consulate in New York (212) 689-0456
Mexican Consulate in Vancouver (604) 684-3547
Mexican Consulate in Phoenix (602) 242-7398
Mexican Consulate in San Antonio (210) 271-9728
Mexican Consulate in Chicago (312) 738-2383
Mexican Holidays
Banks, government offices and some businesses close on these holidays.
• Jan 1: New Year's Day
• Feb 5: Constitution Day
• Mar 21: Birthday of Benito Juarez
• March-April (varies): Holy Week Celebrations, Good Friday through Easter Sunday  
• May 1: Labor Day
• May 5: Cinco de Mayo (Anniversary of Battle of Puebla, 1862)
• May 10: Mother's Day
• Sep 16: Independence Day
• Oct 12: Dia de la Raza
• Nov 2: President's State of the Nation Address
• Nov 2: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
• Nov 20: Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution
• Dec 25-Jan 2: Christmas Week celebrations
Mexico's Entry Requirements
Passport Requirements Resuming October 1, 2007
Passengers traveling via air will again need valid passports to travel between the United States and Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, and Mexico, according to the US Department of Homeland Security.
Summer 2008: passports will be required for all U.S. citizens traveling to or from the United States via land and sea, as well as air, regardless of destination.
Using Public Phones
BEWARE!!!! of the phones plastered all over most tourist related cities, usually on the front of a business. They are marked "TO CALL LONG DISTANCE TO THE USA & CANADA, SIMPLY DIAL 0" The writing is in black and USA is in blue letters with CANADA in red letters. They also have pictures of credit cards on the signs. The phones are put there by a private phone company and are VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE. You will probably faint when you see your phone bill or credit card bill.
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