Non-Essential Travelers Required to Provide Proof of Vaccination, Verbally Attest to Travel Reason and Vaccination Status
The City of El Paso is prepared for the Texas-Mexico border to reopen, Monday, November 8, 2021, for non-essential travelers for the first time since March 2020. The Texas-Mexico border was closed for 20 months to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now with the abundance of the COVID-19 vaccine and a reduction of positive cases, the White House moved away from the country-by-country restrictions
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Update to Travel Restrictions
DHS to require non-U.S. individual travelers (for both essential and non-essential travel) entering the United States at land ports of entry and ferry terminals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
As a binational and multi-cultural exchange center, the Paso Del Norte region experiences significant influx of pedestrians, personal and commercial vehicles at the El Paso, Tornillo and Santa Teresa Ports of Entry. In 2018, northbound border crossings at Bridge of the Americas, Paso Del Norte and Ysleta-Zaragoza saw a daily average of 35,819 passenger vehicles (13.074 million annual), 19,787 pedestrians (7.222 million annual) and 2,594 commercial vehicles (811,868 annual).
To help commuters and commercial drivers manage travel routes and departure times, the International Bridges Steering Committee developed this website to provide real-time data and video of the six border crossings in the Paso del Norte region. If you have a bridge status update that isn’t listed on the website, please submit it via the submission box, and if approved, the update will be shared through the PDN Uno Facebook and Twitter accounts.