Crossing the Border

Ready Lane

The Ready Lane program of the US Customs and Border Protection has been up and running at the Lukeville entry since the Spring of 2011.  With Ready Lane, Travelers with approved Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) travel documents now have exclusive access to a special vehicle lane. Approved Ready Lane documents […]

Mexican car insurance & car permits

Car insurance and permits While some U.S. insurance companies do extend their comprehensive and collision coverage into Mexico, none of these offers Liability coverage in Mexico, which is required by law.  You can purchase Mexican Insurance online prior to travel, as well as over the phone or at numerous spots along the drive down (for example […]

Arrival in private vehicles

Tourist Revision in Borders The Official staff of the General Direction of Phytozoosanitary Inspection (DGIF for its Spanish acronyms) assigned to the Inspection Offices of Agricultural Safety (OISA’s for its Spanish acronyms) in the borders performs surveillance functions, with the objective that the people that enter the country by the border ports will not transport […]

Guidelines on animals, plants, and products that may enter Mexico

Information from SENASICA: National Service of Health, Innoculation, and Agrofeed Quality Last updated: Jan. 10, 2012 In October, 2011 we ran our first note on Guidelines on animals, plants, and products that may enter Mexico based on information from the official SENASICA site ( Some of these links have been moved, so we wanted to […]