What you NEED to know before you go: If you are driving down to Sonora, Mexico, find out what documents are required and how to get them, what you can bring across or back, go to the official source for this information by clicking here: www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel. Please note, as of June 1st, Passports only will be accepted for re-entry into the United States.
For current travel alerts or warnings or country specific information about Mexico, please visit the Department of State’s webpage: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) was established as a statistical agency in 1992 to administer data collection, analysis, and reporting and to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources. The BTS is a great border resource for statistics on cross-border activity between the US and Mexico. For statistics visit: www.bts.gov
Border Crossing Times
The following border crossing times are courtesy of the US Customs And Border Protection, which provide border crossing time estimates for the major crossing points with closest access to the Gulf of Santa Clara. Click here for Border Wait Times: http://apps.cbp.gov/bwt/ (Please note that these are just estimates)
When driving to Mexico, don't forget to purchase at least Mexico liability insurance. It is the LAW to carry at a minimum Mexico liability coverage. Causing an accident and not being covered can result in jail time, fines, and/or impoundment of your vehicle. Please visit our sponsor’s webpage to get an instant quote or to purchase a policy: www.ammexinsurance.com
TRAVEL ADVISORY: On June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, will be required to present one of the travel documents listed: U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL), Trusted Traveler Program Cards (NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST enrollment cards). Many of these documents are already available.