What should i do now
You should contact the American Consulate or Embassy to know when your new appointment will be, at the moment that you already have a defined date please call us at: 1 844 847 5340 to help you re-schedule your appointment or visit: EDIT APPOINTMENT so you can choose one new date for your medical exam.
4 CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION MEASURES
One of the main ways of acquiring infectious-contagious diseases is through the respiratory tract, therefore, given the current alert in the presence of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and, in view of the possibility of transmitting or catching this type disease, especially in crowded places, we invite you to follow the following recommendations:
1 ADOPT RESPIRATORY HYGIENE MEASURES
When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow flexed or with a tissue; Throw the tissue away immediately and wash your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water.
Covering the mouth and nose during a cough or sneeze prevents the spread of germs.
If you sneeze or cough with your hands, you can contaminate objects or people you touch.
2 FREQUENTLY HAND WASHING
Wash your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water.
Washing your hands with an alcohol-based disinfectant or soap and water kills the virus if it is on your hands.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, your hands touch many surfaces that may be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface yourself.
3 MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE
Keep at least 1 meter (3 feet) away from yourself and others, particularly those who cough, sneeze, and have a fever.
Why? When someone with a respiratory illness, such as Coronavirus infection, coughs or sneezes, they project small droplets that contain the virus. If it is too close, you can inhale the virus.
4 AVOID CONTACT WITH ANIMALS AND CONSUMPTION OF RAW OR UNCOOKED MEAT
As a general precaution, take hygiene measures when visiting live animal markets, fresh produce markets or animal products markets.
Periodically wash your hands with soap and clean water after touching animals and animal products; Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands, and avoid contact with sick animals or animal products in poor condition.
Avoid consuming raw or undercooked animal products, handle raw meat, milk and animal organs carefully to avoid cross-contamination with raw food.
If you have respiratory symptoms , carefully practice basic respiratory and hand hygiene. Likewise, if this is your case, we recommend that you responsibly REQUEST A COVER FOR OUR PERSONNEL and use it permanently during the entire process of your medical examination. It is also highly recommended that when you return to your place of origin, go to your trusted doctor and stay home until you recover (do not self-medicate).
In response to COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates will suspend routine immigrant and non-immigrant visa services beginning March 18, and until further notice. Concerning your appointment for the consular medical examination, SMF will be in communication with whoever has an appointment scheduled after March 17, and this may be rescheduled according to the statement issued for this purpose by the United States Consulate.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience that this important issue may cause you, SMF will keep you posted on what happens to be able to support all of our applicants as much as possible. You can schedule your appointment for the medical examination for a tentative date and we will take care of advising it, and, if necessary, rescheduling it.