U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexico Customs (Servicio de Administración Tributaria) today announced that the Tecate ports of entry in Tecate, California and in Tecate, Baja California will be open 24 hours-a-day starting until further notice to facilitate travel between the U.S. and Mexico during the Mexican Independence Day holiday.
The 24-hour service also is being done to process passengers and vehicles that have been affected by the lane closures traveling into the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry and resulted as part of the contingency plan presented today at the San Ysidro port of entry.
Lanes at the Puerta México/San Ysidro port traveling south into México and the lanes at Otay Mesa port of entry remain open in both directions to process cargo and passengers.
The Otay Mesa cargo facility also will be processing passengers from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. The passenger facility at the Otay Mesa port of entry will continue to process passengers 24 hours-a-day.
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.