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San Diego CBP Officials Are Announcing Changes to Hours of Operations at Select Ports of Entry

Release Date: 
April 3, 2020

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:

  • San Ysidro will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for pedestrian and vehicle processing northbound and southbound. 
  • All pedestrian processing, both northbound and southbound, will now take place at the Pedestrian east facility (the original pedestrian crossing area at San Ysidro.)  At this time, processing will be suspended at the newer Pedestrian West facility.


Otay Mesa port of entry:

  • Otay Mesa will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for pedestrian and vehicle processing northbound and southbound.  There are no changes at this time to cargo/commercial ports of entry.


Tecate port of entry:

  • There will be new hours of operation implemented for both vehicle and pedestrian northbound and southbound crossings, from 5 a.m. – 2 p.m. (daily).  There are no changes at this time to cargo/commercial ports of entry.


Calexico ports of entry:

  • The Calexico West crossing will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for pedestrian and vehicle processing northbound and southbound. 
  • The Calexico East crossing will have new hours of operation implemented for both pedestrian and vehicle northbound and southbound crossings, from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. (daily).  There are no changes at this time to cargo/commercial ports of entry.


Andrade port of entry:

  • There will be new hours of operation implemented for both pedestrian and vehicle northbound and southbound crossings, from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. (daily)
Last modified: 
April 4, 2020