Next Monday, January 9, 2023, the Pedestrian West facility at the San Ysidro Port of Entry will open. Better known as the PedWest port of entry from Tijuana to San Ysidro, it will be opened with limited hours of operation from 6 AM to 2 PM, according a statement released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The Port Director of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, Marzia Marín stated that this is the work they’re doing to provide additional crossing flexibility and service to binational communities, while, at the same time, working to restore these services to how they were before the pandemic. The main goal, according to director Marin, is to provide a better experience for travelers coming into the United States through the San Ysidro port of entry.
The San Diego Field Office has announced today the re-opening of the Pedestrian West facility at the San Ysidro port of entry (POE) beginning Monday, January 9, with limited hours of operation from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Read more here: https://t.co/5y2NNcoeic— Director of Field Operations Jennifer De La O (@DFOSanDiegoCA) January 4, 2023
Travelers can monitor border waiting times via Border Wait Times (cpb.gov) or obtain the BWT app on their smartphone via Apple App Store and Google Play so that they can make informed decisions on their travels. Waiting times will be updated every hour.
Travelers should familiarize themselves with the "“Know Before You Go”" section of the CBP website to avoid fines and penalties associated with the importation of prohibited items. “Know Before You Go’ brochures will be available at border ports.
If you are a frequent international traveler and have not already become a member of a trusted traveler program, sign up now. For more information, please visit the Official Trusted Traveler Program Website of the Department of Homeland Security (dhs.gov)..
You can also follow the Director of CBP’s San Diego Field Office on Twitter at @DFOSanDiegoCA for breaking news, current events, human interest stories, and photos.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the comprehensive management, control, and protection of our nation’s borders, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection at and between official ports of entry.
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