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:
- Baja California
- Nuevo León
- Quintana Roo
For the geographically challenged, I created a map of the states where you can now dial 911 in case of an emergency:
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.