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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Announces the Reopening of the Los Ebanos Ferry Crossing

Release Date: 
May 18, 2012

Los Ebanos, Texas - Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) from the Rio Grande City Port of Entry announces that the Los Ebanos International Ferry crossing resumed operations on May 17, 2012.

The Los Ebanos, TX International Ferry crossing reopened at 0800 am yesterday and had been closed since April 14, 2012 due to high water levels and the start of the irrigation season.

Customs and Border Protection (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.

Severiano Solis, Port Director, Rio Grande City said, "We welcome back all those travelers who utilize this crossing and want to invite those visitors who have never seen this historical site to come by and experience a unique and old fashioned border crossing."

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 keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017