Photo Directions - El Chaparral Crossing into Tijuana


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On November 1st, 2012 the El Chaparral border crossing officially opened. This new border crossing replaces
the old border crossing at San Ysidro/Tijuana (Puerta México). Below are photos to guide you through this new crossing.

Print directions
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1. Heading south on the 5 or 805, continue as if you will be crossing the
old border crossing at San Ysidro (Puerta México).

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2. At the old border crossing the road takes a sharp, more than 90
degree right turn.

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3. Next, you will drive down the new, but temporary road that takes you to
the crossing.

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4. Notice the signs to either stay in the "Nothing to Declare (Nada que declarar)"
lanes or to take the "Something to Declare (Autodeclaración)" lane to the right.

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5. Next you will take a sharp left and line up in whichever line you wish.

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6. Get ready to cross. Wait for the green light to let you enter.

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7. Then you will pull up and wait for your green or red light to proceed.

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8. Proceed to exit the customs facility and take note of the signs.
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9. The exit to Avenida Internacional (aka Vía Internacional or Internacional)
that leads to the Tijuana-Ensenada toll road is to the far right. There are
also exits to Zona Río and to the Vía Rápida/Otay airport.

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10. Bridge to Avenida Internacional.

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11. Merge onto Avenida Internacional to head toward the coast and the toll road.

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