Posts Categorized: Baja Bulletin

September 2019 Baja Bulletin

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  Discover Baja Office Moving! Discover Baja is on the move! If all goes as planned, our new office will be open for business on Monday, September 16th. The new address will be 8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92111. It is a little further south than our current office and located between Highways 805 and… Read more »

August 2019 Baja Bulletin

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Phone Number Dialing Changing in Mexico Starting August 9th, all phone numbers in Mexico will be dialed using just a 10-digit number. The prefixes 044, 045, and 01 will be eliminated even for cell phones and Mexican toll-free numbers. To dial Mexico from the U.S. or Canada, you will dial +52 and the 10-digit phone… Read more »

July 2019 Baja Bulletin

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Immigration Checkpoints The Mexican government and specifically the immigration branch, INM, will begin staging immigration checkpoints throughout the country and along the Baja peninsula. Please make sure to have a valid FMM when traveling in Baja. If caught traveling without an FMM, you will be sent back to the border. DBTC members can get a… Read more »

June 2019 Baja Bulletin

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Rerouted Highway I-5 Southbound San Ysidro El Chaparral Entrance The southbound I-5 freeway has been realigned to a newly-constructed roadway to access the San Ysidro El Chaparral border crossing heading into Mexico. The U.S. has constructed inspection booths (on the U.S. side) that are being operated sporadically. To avoid any delays, we recommend that travelers… Read more »

May 2019 Baja Bulletin

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  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… Read more »

April 2019 Baja Bulletin

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Temporary Highway I-5 Southbound Closure April 14th-15th Southbound lanes of San Diego’s Highway 5 will be temporary closed for nine hours from the I-905 south to the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry. The closure will take place this Sunday, April 14th at 10pm until Monday, April 15th at 7am. Traffic will be rerouted to… Read more »

March 2019 Baja Bulletin

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  Daylight Savings: March 10th and April 7th Daylight savings time will begin soon with clocks springing ahead one hour for the time change. The northern state of Baja California changes time at 2am on Sunday, March 10th (along with U.S.). The state of Baja California Sur does not change time until 2am on Sunday,… Read more »

February 2019 Baja Bulletin

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  Discover Baja has Mexican Fishing Licenses in Stock We have yearly, monthly, weekly, or daily Mexican fishing licenses available (for members and non-members). If you are unable to come into the office or have your fishing license mailed to you, we can scan and email you the license. For pricing and more information, please… Read more »

January 2019 Baja Bulletin

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  New Prices for FMM Tourist Permits The price of FMM tourist permits increased on January 1st to $558 pesos. The price of prepaid FMMs for Discover Baja members will remain the same at US$37 each. For more information on FMMs, visit our FMM Tourist Permits page.   Uber in Los Cabos Ride sharing service Uber… Read more »

December 2018 Baja Bulletin

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Border Update The San Ysidro and Otay Mesa borders have been temporarily closed on a few occasions in the past few weeks for exercises and safety reasons due to the migrant caravan. The borders are all currently open and operating. For the latest on border closures, you can follow CBP San Diego on Twitter or… Read more »