May 2019 Baja Bulletin


Extension on Expired SENTRI Cards

The CBP continues to be backlogged on SENTRI renewals. Many card holders that have already applied for renewal will now find that they will receive an extension to use their card up to a year (formerly six months) past their expiration date. The extra six-month extension is not necessarily applied to all SENTRI holders. Members will need to log into the SENTRI website once they are six months past their original card expiration date. If there’s still a green approved box on your account (as in the photo), then your SENTRI card is valid for the additional six months. In order for any extension on your SENTRI card to be valid, you must submit your application for renewal before your card expires. You may apply for SENTRI renewal anytime within the 12 months before your card expires.


Temporary Highway I-5 Southbound Closure May 14th-15th

The southbound I-5 freeway will be realigned to a newly-constructed roadway on May 14th. In order to transition vehicle traffic, the southbound I-5 will be temporary closed for nine hours from Monday, May 13th at 10pm until Tuesday, May 14th at 7am. Traffic will be detoured to the southbound I-805, which will be open with a minimized number of lanes in operation. For more information see the GSA website.



New Direct Volaris Flights from Tijuana to Loreto

Volaris is now offering direct flights from Tijuana to Loreto. To help promote the new route, Cross Border Xpress is offering free CBX tickets to cross from the U.S. to the Tijuana airport for anyone flying from Tijuana to Loreto through May 2019 (offer only available for redemption by showing Volaris boarding pass at the CBX counters, not available online).




Vendimia Paella Fest

2019 Valle de Guadalupe Vendimia Dates Announced

The dates for the 2019 Vendimia have been announced by Provino. The Valle de Guadalupe wine harvest festival will take place from July 25, 2019 to August 18, 2019. The Salon de Vino will kick off the Vendimia on July 25th, the Muestra del Vino will take place on August 2nd, and the Concurso de Paellas will close the Vendimia on August 18th. If you plan on visiting Valle de Guadalupe during Vendimia, we recommend you book your hotel now! You can see our list of recommended accommodations on our Valle de Guadalupe Hotel page.


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