LOS EBANOS, TEXAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) announces that the Los Ebanos International Ferry Crossing has reopened for business effective June 7, 2015.
“The safety of the traveling public is of utmost importance and in coordination with the ferry operators, it has been deemed safe to utilize the ferry once again,” said Port Director David Gonzalez, Rio Grande City/Los Ebanos Port of Entry. “We will keep everyone notified of any future interruptions to the ferry as necessary.”
The Los Ebanos, TX International Ferry crossing has resumed daily operations as of Sunday, June 7, 2015. The ferry crossing had been closed since May 24 due to high water levels stemming from the water release by Mexican authorities of their water reservoirs.
Customs and Border Protection 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.
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.