Laughln Air Force Base policy on travel to Mexico
The policy below applies to all active duty, Reservists and National Guard personnel assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, 47th Flying Training Wing or tenant units. The policy applies to these groups for ANY Mexico travel.
All DoD civilians, contractors and family members going on official travel to off limits areas must comply with current procedures. It is strongly recommended they avoid off limits areas on non-official travel as well. Restrictions are subject to change with current threat.
All travel into and through any portion of Mexico within 50 statute miles of the US-Mexican border is prohibited. Included in this region are the cities of Piedras Negras, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey, Matamoras, Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Acuna, Reynosa, Las Palomas, Agua Prieta, Sasabe, Naco and Sonoyta, Mexico. The entire Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Chihuahua, Michoacan, Durango, Jalisco, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi are off limits. The Mexican State of Guerrero (including Acapulco) is considered a high-thret region and should be avoided.
Reference the current Wing Mexico Travel Policy Letter (July 22, 2011) for procedures which MUST be followed prior to departing on travel to Mexico.