Update for Tijuana/San Diego Border Crossing - March, 27th
One of the things that we want to make sure that you understand is that there is a restriction for non-essential travelers crossing to the United States from both Mexico and Canada.
This is what the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico says about the travel restrictions:
COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions across the U.S. Borders with Canada and Mexico
Borders with Canada and Mexico. The United States will temporarily limit inbound land border crossings from Canada and Mexico to “essential travel”.
This action does not prevent U.S. citizens from returning home.
These restrictions are temporary and go into effect on March 21, 2020. They will remain in effect through 11:59 pm on April 20, 2020. This decision has been coordinated with the Governments of Mexico and Canada.
The following categories do not fall within the definition of “essential travel:”
Individuals traveling for tourism purposes, such as sightseeing, recreation, gambling, or attending cultural events in the United States.
Also, if you use any mail service to receive your medication, be sure to contact them to see if they have that service available since at the moment some mail service providers are having challenges bringing medication down from the U.S.
We have heard from at least one mail service down here in Rosarito Beach, that they were charged $700 in taxes to bring the medication with them, and will not continue offering such service and they’re asking their clients to pick up medication themselves.
Luckily, that is an essential crossing and those who are U.S. citizens or have a green card will be able to cross without any problem.
If you want more information about the border crossing wait times in Baja, click here.