US Embassy in Mexico said they are urging American citizens to arrange their own travel back home, adding the government is not anticipating any repatriation flights in Mexico.
“International commercial flight options currently exist in Mexico. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period,”said the US Embassy in a statement.
“The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Mexico at this time,” it continued.
As of April 19th, Mexico confirmed 8,261 positive cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
Embassy officials also advised US citizens to monitor published daily updates issued by the Mexican Ministry of Health.
The Mexican government’s COVID-19 planning and preparation are based on three scenarios.
- Scenario One: COVID-19 cases are travel-related (travel from abroad).
- Scenario Two: Community-based transmission of COVID-19 begins and case numbers are in the hundreds.
- Scenario Three: COVID-19 transmission becomes widespread; case numbers are in the thousands.
The Mexican government assesses Mexico is currently in Scenario Two, it added.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates general in Mexico has suspended routine consular and visa services March 18th due to COVID-19.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump tweeted Monday night, that he will sign an executive order temporarily suspending immigration to the US.