Changes at the Border
As the AP recently reported, there’s been a big change at the US-Mexico border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana—the San Ysidro crossing, the busiest of all. And if you plan on walking into Mexico anytime in the future, you should be aware of it.
Starting last Wednesday (August 19), Americans walking into Mexico at the San Ysidro crossing “must show a passport, fill out a form and—if staying more than a week—pay 322 pesos, or roughly $20, for a six-month permit.
Travelers have long followed similar protocol at Mexican airports, but the new border procedure marks a big change at land crossings that weren’t designed to question everyone. Pedestrians and motorists have generally entered Mexico unencumbered along the 1,954-mile border with the United States.”
Apparently, it shouldn’t add much time to a walking trip to Mexico, but it’s still different—and good to know ahead of time. Read more about the changes here.
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