U.S. Borders

1) Entry to Mexico and U.S. Re-Entry Requirements -

Proper documentation to enter Mexico MAY be required.  It WILL be required if you enter on a bus via San Ysidro.  Accepted documents are:


A U.S. passport book, or


A U.S. passport card.


While an Enhanced Driver's License is acceptable for re-entry into the US, it is not accepted as valid for entry into Mexico.

2) Border Crossings -

Click on this link for the maps page, and read section 1) Getting to the border crossings for the details on getting to the Mexican border crossings.  We recommend you enter Mexico via the TECATE border crossing.

3) Border Wait Times -

A real-time listing (as updated by CBP every hour) of US border entry wait times at the Tecate, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro border crossings:
Tecate Border Wait Times
Otay Mesa Border Wait Times
San Ysidro Border Wait Times

You can also download the official Border Wait Time application for your smart phone from the Google Play store at this link.


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Last modified: June 16, 2016