Starting Today, 911 is the Emergency Number in 16 Mexican States

Calling 911 from cell phone

Today the number 911 became the official emergency number in 16 Mexican states — including the one that we live in (Quintana Roo). This is good news for tourists who are visiting from countries where this is already the emergency number, like the United States.

Here is a list of the states where you can dial 911 in case of an emergency:

  1. Baja California
  2. Coahuila
  3. Colima
  4. Chiapas
  5. Chihuahua
  6. Durango
  7. Guanajuato
  8. Morelos
  9. Nayarit
  10. Nuevo León
  11. Oaxaca
  12. Quintana Roo
  13. Sonora
  14. Tlaxcala
  15. Puebla
  16. Zacatecas

For the geographically challenged, I created a map of the states where you can now dial 911 in case of an emergency:

States where 911 is the emergency number

States where 911 is the emergency number

Let’s Wrap This Up

The old emergency numbers still work in these states and will slowly be phased out. As for the rest of the country, they will start using 911 in January of 2017.

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About the Author

Q-Roo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) is a former lieutenant from the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida. During his 25-year career, he received numerous commendations to include two of the agency's top honors: a Meritorious Service Medal and a Medal of Valor. In 2015, Paul retired and moved to Mexico with his wife. He now spends his days enjoying the Riviera Maya and blogging from the beach.

9 Comments on "Starting Today, 911 is the Emergency Number in 16 Mexican States"

  1. Thanks, Paul. Do you know if there are plans for the other states to eventually adopt 911?

  2. This is great news!
    You are so on top of useful, informative information for us Mexico Adventurers, thank you!

  3. Love your blog,read it all the time,thanks

  4. Thank you!

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