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Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday 8:00 - 5:00
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United States/Mexico Border

Visit the Homeland Security website for updates on the U.S., Canadian and Mexican border limitations.

February 19, 2021 - To continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19, United States, Mexico, and Canada will extend the restrictions on non-essential travel through March 21, 2021. These restrictions apply to travel in both directions across the border. Mexican border and local authorities are conducting enforcement actions to discourage non-essential travel in some areas. Travelers entering Mexico by land from the United States may be denied admission if the purpose of their visit is considered non-essential. We recommend that travelers carry evidence of the essential nature of their visit and evidence of their resident status in Mexico, if applicable. Travelers entering Mexico via land may be subject to temperature checks and additional health screening. Travelers may experience significant delays and face the possibility of being returned to the United States or asked to quarantine in Mexico. At some U.S. ports of entry, operating hours have changed; please review CBP's Port of Entry wait times web page for additional information. Please see the DHS website or embassy fact sheet for more information.

United States/Baja Border Operation Hours

San Ysidro - 24hrs.
Otay Mesa - 24hrs.
Calexico west - 24hrs.
Tecate - 5am - 2pm
Calexico east - 6am - 2pm

CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.

Before departure to the United States, a negative COVID-19 test is required, combined with the CDC recommendations to get tested again 3-5 days after arrival and stay home for 7 days post-travel.

Air passengers are required to get a viral test within 3 days before their flight to the United States departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.

This order was signed by the CDC Director on January 12, 2021 and will become effective on January 26, 2021.

Starting on January 7, 2021, the Government of Canada has new travel restrictions requiring all air travelers five years of age or older to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result to the airline prior to boarding any international flights bound for Canada. The test must be taken within 72 hours of the traveler's scheduled departure.

What if I have had a COVID-19 vaccine? Do I still need a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19? Yes, all air passengers traveling back to Canada, regardless of vaccination status, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result.

Health Alert

The national stoplight system allows for a gradual phase-in of additional economic activities in states and municipalities. The four metrics to determine the four colors that indicate risk level from maximum to minimum (Red, Orange, Yellow, and Green) are the trend in numbers of new cases, hospital occupancy trends, current hospital occupancy rates, and the percentage of positive cases.

Please see information on state and local restrictions. This information is not comprehensive and is subject to change without notice. Please confirm directly with the local government and other trusted sources for more information on closures and restrictions in different Mexican states and municipalities.

Loreto's Mayor Calls on Citizens

Mayor Arely Arce Peralta called on Loretaneos not to let their guard down with hygiene and social distancing measures. As shops reopen, we must be extremely responsible while visiting these establishments. Both the consumer and the trader must carry out hygiene measures.

Traveler's departing Canada

It is important to remember that if you choose to travel abroad:

  • your trip may become much longer than you planned
  • you may have reduced access to quality health care
  • you could be subject to the measures of other countries

If you are still considering travel outside of Canada, you should:

  • understand the risks to your safety and security abroad
  • check the pandemic travel health notice before traveling
  • know the health risks and travel restrictions and requirements for your destination
  • make sure you have enough money and necessities, including medication, in case your travel is disrupted