On June 16th, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced yet another extension to the “non-essential” travel limitations at land entries between US/Mexico/Canada. The joint initiative, first entered by the US and Mexico on March 21st, had been set to expire early next week but has been extended until July 21st.
Mexican officials at the Sonoyta border land entry may ask additional questions as to travel purposes, though this has not limited travel to Puerto Peñasco. Governors from across Mexico have recently proposed that tourism be considered an essential business, while the state of Quintana Roo in the southeastern part of the country has indeed added tourism to its list of essential services. Mexican Tourism Secretary Miguel Torruco Márquez has also requested that tourism be deemed essential.
It is important for those returning from Puerto Peñasco to the U.S. to know this does not impact U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. In addition, essential activities including trade, commerce, education, and medical needs are also considered “essential” activities at the land border entries.
The Lukeville border entry hours (to the U.S.) are currently modified: 4 a.m. – 8 p.m. Phone: (520) 387-5671