Customs and Border Protection offering holiday travel tips

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Custom and Border Protection Officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry say there is a high increase of vehicle travelers during the Christmas/New Year season. To make the traveling easier, they encourage the public to have their documents ready before entering the United States. Travelers can apply for their tourist permits online and obtain their Radio Frequency ID to get ahead of the line.

If you are worried about waiting in line for hours, CBP has you covered.

Elias Rodriguez, CBP Public Affairs, “We recommend that anybody traveling or making way into the United States check our Border Wait Times application or check our border wait times on the internet. That way they can make a better informed decision as to which crossing has the least amount of wait times.”

CBP also recommends traveling through Los Indios International Bridge as an alternate route. For those bringing any edible goods they ask that you declare them to an officer at the port of entry. While keeping in mind of certain items that can’t be brought over, including fresh tomatoes, pepper, or chiles.

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