|View of the Rio Grande at the new border crossing at Boquillas|
in Big Bend National Park. Mexico is in the background,
to the right a shade structure for those waiting to cross!
From our friends at the Alpine Daily Planet, some things to keep in mind:
√ The crossing is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
√ You miss the last boat on Sunday, you are stuck until Wednesday morn.
√ You need a valid passport (ignore the rumors about the chip) or passport card.
√ When you get to Mexico there are immigration officers who will ask you to fill out a short visa application.
√ Just remember to turn it back in to them before you leave town at the end of your visit.
√ You cannot bring alcohol back.
√ This is not an importation port; that means nothing can be brought back to this side for resale.
√ There is a $200 purchase limit on goods brought back to the U.S.
√ You cannot bring clothing, food, etc. to the people of Mexico through this port (the Mexican Government has issued this).
|Entrance to the checkpoint building on the U.S. side|
|Artwork in the building was created by park staff|
|Boquillas Crossing checkpoint building on the U.S. side|
|Your passport will be checked by kiosk for approval to |
cross the border
|After receiving approval to cross, you'll walk down this|
path to the river
|Interpretive panels at the river's edge|
Our thanks to Friends of Big Bend National Park and Big Bend National Park for their help with this blog entry!