These are the waiting times at Tijuana's pedestrian ports of entry

Learn which are the best times to cross today

One of Tijuana’s advantages is its proximity to the border, especially for people who wish to cross the border to go shopping or for a spontaneous trip. However, there are many people who cross daily, either for work and school, which causes long waiting times. This, in turn, causes people's desire to cross the border to quickly evaporate and makes them wait for a better day with less people.

These are the waiting times at Tijuana's pedestrian ports of entry

Celebrating Presidents' Day in the United States, many businesses did not open today, causing a drop in waiting times at the border, specifically at the Otay pedestrian port of entry, which according to reports, has a current fluid flow.

Though the border crossing was flowing fluidly at the San Ysidro port of entry in the early hours of Monday, February 19, so far there are around 100 people who want to enter the United States through this port of entry.

On the other hand, one of the ports of entry which is not included in phone reports is the PedWest port of entry, also known as "El Chaparral". Here, waiting times are minimal, as there were few people in the "snail" that gives access to border agent offices.

What is the best time to cross the ports of entry in Tijuana?

In case you didn't know, US Customs and Border Protection has graphics on its website that show estimated waiting times throughout the day alongside statistics that compare them with real waiting times, to contrast whether the amount of people in line is above average or not.

According to this graphic, at the San Ysidro port of entry, it is better to cross before 1 PM, with an approximate waiting time of 1 hour. Waiting times will drop to 42 minutes approximately starting at 11 PM.

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