Posts Categorized: Baja Bulletin

February 2020 Baja Bulletin

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  New Baja Moon Handbook Now Available We’re proud to announce that the newest edition of the Baja Moon Handbook, written by Discover Baja’s own Jennifer Kramer (who brings you this newsletter every month) is now available for purchase! Printed in full color with vibrant photos and maps, this guide covers the entire peninsula with… Read more »

January 2020 Baja Bulletin

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  Health Certificate No Longer Required for Driving Pets into Mexico As of December 19, 2019, a health certificate is no longer required to drive a dog or cat into Mexico. The airlines have separate requirements and as of right now, the airport in Cabo is still requiring a health certificate for pets flying into… Read more »

December 2019 Baja Bulletin

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  Help Support the Firefighters of Valle de Guadalupe After the recent fires in northern Baja that threatened the Valle de Guadalupe, the wine association Provino has set up a fund to help upgrade the equipment and training for the underfunded local El Porvenir fire department. The all-volunteer fire department has been using hand-me-down gear… Read more »

November 2019 Baja Bulletin

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  New Tourist Tax in Baja California Sur On November 9, 2019, the state of Baja California Sur will begin charging a tax of $350 pesos (about $18.50 US) to foreign tourists staying for more than 24 hours. The tax will be payable at kiosks at the airports for visitors arriving by air. For visitors… Read more »

October 2019 Baja Bulletin

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  Discover Baja Has Moved Offices! Just a reminder that we have moved offices! Our new address is 8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite 101-102, San Diego, CA 92111. We are located between Highways 805 and 163 and there is plenty of parking, even for motorhomes and towed units. We have giveaways for members who come… Read more »

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 »