FAQs: Additional Travel


Q: Are we allowed to travel to Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México?

A: There are no travel restrictions into Ciudad Juárez. However, parts of Ciudad Juárez remain dangerous for residents and travelers. NEH is not responsible for incidents that may occur if you choose to cross into México. The Institute will take place in El Paso, Texas, with a brief, optional excursion to Mesilla, New Mexico.


Q: What does the U.S. Department of State advise about travel in Mexico?

A: Please review the following travel warning that was last updated on December 8, 2016.

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of México due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas. U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, including homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery in various Mexican states.

Ciudad Juarez: Exercise caution in all areas. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling after dark west of Eje. Juan Gabriel and south of Boulevard Zaragoza. Defer non-essential travel to the areas southeast of Boulevard Independencia and the Valle de Juárez region.


Q: I still have a question that wasn’t answered here. Whom do I contact?

A: R. Joseph Rodríguez and Ignacio Martínez, our Institute program co-directors, would be pleased to answer any additional inquiries. Please send them to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..