By SDCN Editor
San Ysidro, CA–U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials announced Wednesday the re-opening of the Pedestrian West facility at the San Ysidro port of entry on January 9, officials said.
The port of entry will operate with limited hours of operation, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the U.S./Mexican border.
“In an effort to provide additional crossing flexibility and service to our bi-national communities, we are working to restore our services to pre-pandemic status,” said Mariza Marin, Port Director, San Ysidro Port of Entry. “We will continue to effectively manage wait times to enhance the border crossing experience for travelers that enter through the San Ysidro Port of Entry.”
Members of the traveling public can monitor border wait times at cbp.gov, or obtain the BWT app on their smartphone through Apple App Store and Google Play. The app helps travelers make an informed decisions about their travels. The wait times are updated on the app on an hourly basis.
Travelers should familiarize themselves with the “Know Before You Go” section of the CBP website at https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/know-before-you-go to avoid fines and penalties associated with the importation of prohibited items. “Know Before You Go’ brochures are also available at border ports.
Frequent international travelers can sign up for membership in a trusted traveler program at the Official Trusted Traveler Program Website | Department of Homeland Security (dhs.gov).