Tecate Port of Entry

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Tecate Port of Entry
Tecate port of entry.jpg
Tecate Border Inspection Station
Location
Country United States
Location 405 Tecate Road, Tecate, California 91980
Coordinates 32°34′37″N 116°37′38″W / 32.576852°N 116.627179°W / 32.576852; -116.627179
Details
Opened 1919
Phone (619) 938-8330
Hours 5:00 AM-11:00 PM
Exit Port Tecate, BC, Mexico
Statistics
2011 Cars 1,571,780
2011 Trucks 51,930
Pedestrians 525,312
Website
http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports/ca/2505.xml

The Tecate Port of Entry is one three ports of entry in the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan region. The land port is located between San Diego County's Mountain Empire and Tecate Municipality. It is a minor port in comparison to the larger San Ysidro Port of Entry and Otay Mesa Port of Entry. This is attributed in part to the fact that reaching the crossing on the US side requires driving on narrow, winding mountain roads.

History[edit]

Tecate border crossing as seen from Mexico in 1919. US Customs building is on the left

The original port of entry was established sometime prior to 1919 to inspect the traffic traveling from Tecate, BC Mexico in large part to shop at the Thing Brothers store (later the Johnson store) on the US side of the border.[1] The current historic border inspection station (where pedestrians continue to be inspected) was built in 1933. In 2005 the port was re-opened as an expansion project was completed. Vehicular traffic is now inspected in a new facility attached to the rear of the historic port. The expanded port cost US$18 million and had approximately five times as much space as the original 1933 facility.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Vezina, Meredith (April 29, 1993). "Time for all Things goes a ways back". San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  2. ^ Lindquist, Dana (March 12, 2005). "Tecate opens expanded port of entry". San Diego Union-Tribune. 

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