SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are announcing changes to hours of operation at select ports of entry along the California/Mexico border, in response to the COVID-19 virus and decreases in traffic volumes. The changes will go into effect Sunday, April 5.
All of the changes will be to ports of entry that process passenger traffic; there are no changes at this time to cargo/commercial ports of entry. CBP will scale staffing based on anticipated workloads in an effort to expeditiously process essential travelers not impacted by the restriction and utilize our workforce tactfully.
In addition to the changes to hours of operation, CBP may limit the number of open vehicle or pedestrian primary lanes to maintain operational control of travelers seeking entry to the United States.
These hours of operation are in response to decreased traffic volumes because of COVID-19 and restrictions against non-essential travel. CBP is maintaining cross-border activities with Canada and Mexico that support security, trade, commerce, supply chain, and other essential activities while taking critical steps to protect our employees and citizens and to curb spread of the virus.
San Ysidro port of entry:
Otay Mesa port of entry:
Tecate port of entry:
Calexico ports of entry:
Andrade port of entry:
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.