by Photo courtesy of Pedwest Border Crossing via Facebook

The PedWest pedestrian border crossing facility at the San Ysidro Port of Entry will reopen next week with limited hours of operation, announced the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. 

The pedestrian border crossing facility will reopen on Jan.9 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. after being closed for almost three years. Before its closure in April 2020, PedWest operated 24 hours a day.

“In an effort to provide additional crossing flexibility and service to our bi-national communities, we are working to restore our services to pre-pandemic status,” said Mariza Marin, Port Director, San Ysidro Port of Entry in a news release. “We will continue to effectively manage wait times to enhance the border crossing experience for travelers that enter through the San Ysidro Port of Entry.”

CBP said it will continue to assess the staffing needs and how best to serve travelers. Mexican authorities said that they are coordinating the logistics for the reopening on their side and will announce details soon.

As a part of a $741 million renovation of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, PedWest opened in July 2016 to provide another crossing option for pedestrians crossing daily. It was closed to the public due to the pandemic in April 2020. 

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