Mexico’s new passport laws will not apply to Baja California’s land border crossings.
citizens who travel to Mexico already carry a U.S.
has required citizens show their passport or passport card to return to the U.S.
since June 2009.
Is Baja California part of the United States or Mexico?
Baja California, also called Baja California Norte, estado (state), northwestern Mexico, bounded to the north by the United States (California and Arizona), to the east by the state of Sonora and the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), to the west by the Pacific Ocean, and to the south by the state of Baja California
Can you drive to Baja California?
If you are driving to Baja from anywhere east of California, we suggest you drive, at least, to Yuma, AZ on Interstate 8, before crossing the border. Southern Baja is known to be the safest place in all of México. There have been no major problems, attributed to the drug war, in any area of Southern Baja.
How poor is Baja California?
Baja California has the 28th-highest poverty rate (30.2%) among all Mexican states. The top 10 Mexican states by poverty rate are: Chiapas, Guerrero, Puebla, Oaxaca, Tlaxcala, Michoacán, Zacatecas, Hidalgo, Veracruz, San Luis Potosí.
Is Baja California Safe?
In general, despite these dangers, travel in Baja California is considered to be fairly safe and visitors should feel welcome in the area.
Can you go to Tijuana without a passport?
Bring documentation: U. S. citizens can visit Mexico for 72 hours or less without visas, but they need proof of citizenship when they return, A passport or government-issued photo ID and birth certificate are most common.
Is Baja California its own country?
Baja California is a state in northern Mexico and is the westernmost state in the country. It encompasses an area of 27,636 square miles (71,576 sq km) and borders the Pacific Ocean on the west; Sonora, Arizona, and the Gulf of California on the east; Baja California Sur to the south; and California to the north.
Is driving to Cabo safe?
Its Fun and Easy and Safe to drive in this area. The Toll road from the SJD airport to San Jose is about 8 miles and is excellent. Only 32 Pesos (A little less than $2 US). The Corridor highway from San Jose to Cabo is 20 miles long.
When should I visit Baja California?
Best time to visit Baja California. If you’re coming to see grey whales, mid Jan – late March are the months to be in Baja. This is when they migrate here to mate and give birth. February is peak month for both grey whales and visitors, and whale watching trips take place in Magdalena Bay and San Ignacio Lagoon.
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