LOS EBANOS, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces that the Los Ebanos International Ferry Crossing will reopen for business effective January 19.
The Los Ebanos, Texas International Ferry crossing will resume operations at 08:00 am, Saturday, January 19. The ferry crossing had been closed since Tuesday, January 2, due to high water levels stemming from the water release for irrigation and the recent rain.
CBP officers are on site to process international travelers returning from Mexico and the ferry is fully staffed with its operators providing service to the public.
CBP wants to remind the pubic to have their travel documents ready upon arrival to the U.S. inspection area and that having WHTI compliant documents will facilitate and expedite their trip. Also, to avoid fines and/or penalties, CBP stresses that all items should be declared to the officer.
"The safety of the traveling public is of utmost importance and the ferry operators have deemed it safe to utilize the ferry once again," said Bob Parker, (acting) Port Director, Rio Grande City/Los Ebanos Port of Entry. "We will keep everyone notified of any future interruptions to the ferry as necessary."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.