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Border Crossing Update

COVID-19: Updates On Crossing the Border

Updated on October 13th, 2021

The border restrictions are currently in place until November 8th, 2021. However, our customers who are U.S. citizens or U.S. legal residents have reported that there have not been any issues as non-essential travelers crossing the border. Starting November 8th, 2021, fully vaccinated Canadian and Mexican tourists will be able to enter the US.

Please note that COVID-19 tests are NOT REQUIRED for land travel between the USA and Mexico.
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After it was announced that the USA and Mexico would restrict non-essential travel between the two countries, many people were left wondering what exactly that meant. With the news changing by the hour, it can be hard to keep up with the most current information. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding crossing the USA - Mexico border.



What's going on in Baja?

As of June 1, 2020 Mexico has begun its phase “Nueva Normalidad” or the New Normal, allowing for a gradual, orderly and cautious reopening of the country. Every week, each region in Mexico will be assigned a color which will determine the level of permissible activity.

The colors are as follows:

  • Red - Maximum Alert: Only essential activities are allowed. Essential activities include mining, construction, and auto manufacturing.
  • Orange - High Alert: Essential activities are allowed and restricted non essential activities are allowed. Vulnerable workers require maximum precautions.
  • Yellow - Intermediate: All economic activities are allowed and limited activities in public spaces.
  • Green - Normal Daily Activities: Resumption of scholastic, social, and leisure activities

To check out Mexico's interactive map, click here.


Below you can find some of the latest info on what measures select cities in the Baja California Peninsula are taking.

Baja California

Baja California is currently in the yellow zone with restricted commercial capacity.

Tijuana

Tijuana restaurants have received national recognition for their effective implementation of the "Mesa Segura" protocol - food safety and sanitization measures set forth by Mexican authorities.

Rosarito

Masks are strongly encouraged in public.

Ensenada

Masks are still required in public spaces and certain establishments.

Check out the restaurants and hotels that are certified by the Clean & Safe protocol.

If you plan to visit Isla de Cedros, you will need to provide a COVID 19 test demonstrating you do not have the virus.

Guadalupe Wine Valley

Many wineries are back open with limited capacity indoors. Check out the wineries, hotels, and restaurants that are certified by the Clean & Safe protocol.

Mexicali Municipality

Mexicali is currently in a more restrictive orange zone.

San Felipe

Travelers may encounter checkpoints upon entering town where proof of residence and/or nationality may be requested.

Baja California Sur
The Baja Sur state government issued a mask mandate, they are required in all public spaces.

Looking to see which establishments have complied with the sanitary protocols and are permitted to open? Check out the approved businesses here on the Baja California Sur government's official website. Simply choose the locality and type of business you're looking for.

Did your FMM expire while you were waiting things out in Baja California Sur? If so, you can get a new one at the Mexican Immigration offices. Just bring your passport and your expired FMM. Many offices have limited hours from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; it is recommended to arrive as early as possible.

Loreto

The following restrictions are in place:

  • Restaurants and food services must close at 12am
  • Alcoholic beverages may be sold until 7pm
  • Beaches are open from 7am to 7pm
  • Masks are required in public

La Paz Municipality

The current restrictions are in place:

  • 50% capacity in establishments
  • Beaches are open at 70% capacity from 7am to 8pm
  • The boardwalk is open
  • Restaurants are open at 70% capacity until 1am
  • Alcohol can be sold at stores until 10 pm & until 1am at restaurants

Looking to get a COVID test while in La Paz? Check out this helpful brochure put together by the tourism board.


Los Cabos

Establishments are open at 70% capacity

Sonora

Puerto Peñasco aka Rocky Point

Puerto Peñasco aka Rocky Point is allowing visitors, although there are restrictions. For more detailed information, check out the Entry Protocol for Tourists.



Sources:
Federal Register
Department of Homeland Security
Gobierno de México

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