CBP impose tougher stance at Mexico border causing long wait times

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have started to impose tougher measures at the US/Mexico border crossings as the number of non-essential trips has been increasing dramatically. This increase correlates with rising numbers of Coronavirus cases in Mexico along the border. The CBP recently undertook a huge survey of 100’000 people crossing the border […]

US / Canada and US / Mexico border closure extended again

17th August 2020 – In no great surprise it was announced in the last few days that the US borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed until at least September 21st 2020. In all likelihood, this won’t be the last 1-month extension to the original March closure agreements. Canadians are especially keen to keep […]

2020 Port Huron Float Down floaters warned about crossing into Canada

August 11th 2020 – The 2020 Port Huron Float Down will happen this coming Sunday, regardless of concerns about large groups gathering during the current pandemic. The 2016 Float Down saw more than 1500 Americans illegally cross the Canadian border, albeit unintentionally, due to wind conditions. The Canadian authorities will be much less forgiving if […]

US / Canadian border closure extended again, until at least late Augst

July 16th 2020 – Once again the US/Canada border is to remain closed for another month with the Canadian press being informed by government sources earlier this week. A month or so ago there was optimism, particularly amongst those businesses, not least those involved in tourism, that perhaps August would be the month the border […]

San Diego / Tijuana Border Crossing Wait Times & Guide

Crossing the border at Tijuana? There are 3 Tijuana border crossings between San Diego in the US and Tijuana in Mexico. These are; San Ysidro, Otay Mesa and Tecate. The San Ysidro border crossing and Otay border crossing are amongst the busiest anywhere in the world. There are various types of crossing lanes, or garitas, […]

US/Canada truck crossings approaching normal levels

8th July 2020 – For the first time since the US/Canada border closed to non-essential travel in March the volume of truck crossings across the border exceeded 100’000 last week. Despite the ongoing severity of COVID-19 increase in the US, crossing numbers have been rising since April, with the economies recovering slowly and aided in […]

When will the US Mexican border re-open?

17th June 2020 – The US Mexican border closure agreement, due to end on June 21st, has once again been extended for another month – the 3rd such extension. Both the US and Mexico are still struggling to control the spread of COVID-19 with some US states reporting record increases in recent days. In Mexico, […]

US Canadian and Mexican Border Closures extended until July 21st

June 17th 2020  – The US borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed for non-essential travel as the restrictions have been extended for the 3rd time since the original closures in March. In a move, which came as no real surprise, with the pandemic far from under control, especially in Mexico and some states […]

When will the US/Canadian border re-open? Probably not this month

12th June 2020 (Updated 16th June 2020*) – It’s seeming unlikely that the US / Canadian border will open up again when the current closure agreement ends on the 21st June. Sources in the know are suggesting, though not confirming, that the agreement will be extended for another month, which will be the 3rd such […]

Canada Allows Close Family Members To Re-Enter Canada

9th March 2020 – From today immediate family members that are currently separated and on the US side of the US/Canadian border will be allowed to enter Canada, with some conditions. There are many families that have been split apart by the closure of the border to all but essential traffic since late March. This […]