Updated March 29, 2023
Below are useful guidelines on what is required or recommended to make your visit to Baja and return home smooth.
For citizens of other countries, it is best to contact a nearby Mexican consulate.
Read more about each way in our article: Three Ways to Cross the Border Faster!
According to Mexican customs officials (SAT Mexico), generally you may bring your personal luggage, personal belongings and other goods subject to a specific exemption limit when crossing by land. The current exemption is $300 for land travel.
For a detailed list of goods allowed into Mexico along with the latest exemption limit, visit SAT's article Luggage and Duty Exemption.
Read more about bringing personal items into Mexico and how to cross the border.
Generally, you may bring back your belongings and up to U.S. $800 in items acquired outside of the U.S. Certain items like handicrafts are not counted towards the U.S. $800 exemption and can be brought across as long as they are for personal use.
For comprehensive information on what you may bring back, view CBP's article Are You Planning a Trip to Mexico from the United States?
You may be interested in our article: U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations about returning to the U.S.
Maybe. Rental companies have different policies regarding taking their vehicles to Baja. It is important to follow their guidelines since they are the owner of the vehicle. There are plenty of agencies that will allow you to take a vehicle to Mexico. It is recommended that the rental contract states that the vehicle may go to Mexico.
Some rental companies offer the Mexican insurance through us and others will sell you a policy through a company that they partner with. It is important to ask the agency before purchasing insurance through Baja Bound.