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Crossing into Mexico, El Paso Insider Tips

Crossing Into Mexico

Located on the border between the U.S. and Mexico sits the city of El Paso. When traveling into Mexico from this city, keep in mind a few tips.

If You Cross the Border

If you plan to cross the border into Mexico from the U.S., it’s possible to take the walking bridge that connects the two countries. It can be a pretty lengthy walk, but it’s also a very interesting one that you’ll skip out on by driving. There are all sorts of small shops that line the bridge along the way, and you can find all kinds of merchandise. Not only can you find authentic Mexican products, but you can also buy a wide variety of souvenirs that appeal to tourists. Anyone in El Paso can guide you to the bridge, so don’t be afraid to ask for directions.

The majority of people, though, drive across the border. It’s best to start early, before traffic starts to pick up. Make sure that you take your appropriate paperwork and passport. If you’re crossing into Mexico or back, and you’re not from the U.S., it’s doubly important to take your passport. If you don’t, you may end up being delayed by immigration officials for hours. Delays can be painful, because both foot and road traffic gets intense as the hours wear on.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about crossing into Mexico from El Paso.           

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