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raniroo
post Dec 7 2009, 02:11 AM
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New Border Security in Mexico

Mexico: New Border Security Measures May Cause Delays


Driving into Mexico will involve longer delays come January when the Mexican government implements new border security measures designed to disrupt the flow of weapons and cash to Mexican criminal groups. The new measures, which include gates, cameras and vehicle weighing scales, are being tested in Tijuana and have lengthened the border crossing process from a few minutes to an hour or more despite officials’ claims that initial screening will take only eight seconds. Business leaders in Baja California are concerned that the new policy will further erode an already bleak tourist trade, but the government is determined to go through with the plan in an effort to improve security."

Do you think this will deter people further to travel to Mexico?


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post Dec 7 2009, 04:25 PM
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Yes absolutely.

Can someone inform me? Do you need a passport to travel to Mexico if you are a U.S. Citizen?


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post Dec 7 2009, 05:33 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Dec 7 2009, 04:25 PM) *

Yes absolutely.

Can someone inform me? Do you need a passport to travel to Mexico if you are a U.S. Citizen?


Not the last 3 times i went (12/08 and Jan. and May this year) but you will need it
to get back in. They looked at my D.L. and B.C. for my Visa (travel card) and
my D.L. and voter reg. card for vehicle permit.

I now have passport and it makes it easy and quick to come back over.
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post Dec 7 2009, 05:38 PM
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QUOTE(pophargon @ Dec 7 2009, 05:33 PM) *

QUOTE(starlagurl @ Dec 7 2009, 04:25 PM) *

Yes absolutely.

Can someone inform me? Do you need a passport to travel to Mexico if you are a U.S. Citizen?


Not the last 3 times i went (12/08 and Jan. and May this year) but you will need it
to get back in. They looked at my D.L. and B.C. for my Visa (travel card) and
my D.L. and voter reg. card for vehicle permit.

I now have passport and it makes it easy and quick to come back over.
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Now that we've muddied up that water, I've got a question. We will be driving back
to Mexico about the 17th and I'm wondering about new restraints at the Nuevo Lardeo
entry point. It's no so hard to get all my Visa/Vehicle Permit business taken care of
but crossing the bridge can be a pain. Hope they aren't doing a 'strip-search' this year
or we'll be on the bridge for 6 hours. Advice?
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post Dec 8 2009, 03:36 PM
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Well, this site was very interesting:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g150768-...The.Border.html

It may need an update right now, but it's good information anyhow.


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