April 2024 Baja Bulletin

Trusted Traveler Prices Changing

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced new fees for the Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) that will go into effect on October 1, 2024. SENTRI will move from an “a la carte” fee structure to a uniform fee of $120, which will be collected in full when each application is submitted. Also increasing are the fees for Global Entry (from $100 to $120) and the Canadian/US program NEXUS (from $50 to $120).

Norra Mexican 1000 Off Road Race

The National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) will hold their Mexican 1000 off-road race from April 26 to May 4. The race will start in Ensenada and end in San José del Cabo. Their Norra 500 race will be from Oct 10-13 also starting in Ensenada but just running through Northern Baja.

New Trajineras Boats in Mulegé

Mulegé has new trajineras (small, flat-bottom boats like the ones in Xochimilco near Mexico City) that offer rides along the river. For more information or contact info, please visit their Facebook page.

Receive Alerts from the U.S. Embassy on WhatsApp

U.S. citizens resident or traveling in Mexico can now choose to receive messages and alerts from the U.S. Embassy and Consulates via WhatsApp, as well as email. To follow the U.S. Citizens in Mexico WhatsApp Channel, click https://whatsapp.com/channel/0029VaNr4kZ3wtbHFxm9Dh2D using your device with WhatsApp installed. You can unfollow the channel at any time. 

Murals from Border Wall Getting New Life

As the U.S./Mexico border wall in Tijuana is being replaced with a taller wall, murals that had adorned the wall for decades were due to be destroyed. But Friends of Friendship Park and the Museum of Us in Balboa Park partnered to save several sections of murals and are currently storing them to go on public display in the future. 20 sections of the recently dismantled border fence were saved from being destroyed. The sections each measure 18 feet high and 8 feet wide, and weigh over 4,000 pounds. The saved sections include well-known murals painted on the Mexican side by local artists and other artists who traveled from various parts of Mexico, the U.S., and beyond.

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