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Fast Track Pass available in Mexico

New Border Fast Pass/Fast Track Lane Open for Tourists

How to Find the Border Fast Pass Lane


Save Time Crossing Back into the U.S.

A new border lane has been officially opened at the Tijuana/San Ysidro border crossing and it isn't a SENTRI lane. The Baja California Secretary of Tourism together with the Tijuana Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Secretary of Economic Development in Tijuana have designated a lane for tourists (vacationers, business people and medical tourism) who have visited certain merchants in Baja. Until now, this lane had been dedicated to medical tourism and has now been expanded.

What is the Border Fast Pass?

The border fast pass program, called Fast Track, is a single-use coupon that gives you access to a special lane designated for tourists. You will still need to present the necessary documentation to U.S. border officials. As of June 1, 2009 you will need a passport.

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How much time can I save by using Fast Track?

This lane will significantly reduce your wait time to get back into the U.S. Reports say the wait on average is 30 minutes or so, but officials say the goal is a 15 minute wait.

How do I get a Fast Track pass?

Certain merchants in the city of Rosarito, Ensenada and Tijuana carry the Border Fast Pass. As the program develops, more will be added.

What border crossings have a Fast Track lane?

Only the San Ysidro border crossing has special Border Fast Pass lane at this time.

Where is the Fast Track lane located?

If you are heading to the border from the scenic toll road, once you are near the border line on Calle Segunda, you will take the far right lane that is sectioned off by concrete dividers and parallels the regular border line. Look for the blue signs that say "With Pass Only" and the blue signs that say "Medical Services." After going up the bridge, you will see a booth with an official who will take your Fast Track pass and give you access to the lane. What a breeze!

See our pictorial on how to get to the special Fast Track lane.

How much does it cost to get a Fast Track pass?

The pass is free once you have met the requirements mentioned above.

Will there be more Fast Track lanes in the future?

Currently the Border Fast Pass program is a pilot program. If the lane is a success, more lanes will be added.

Is the Fast Track lane like the SENTRI?

It is similar to the SENTRI in that you can cross the border faster, however there is no background check and the pass is only good for one crossing.

More Information

This page will be updated as the program is further developed. Visit the official Fast Track/Fast Pass site. Have you used the lane already? Please let us know your experience by emailing us at service(at)bajabound.com. Thank you for your comments.
Published Wednesday, July 01, 2009 1:17 PM by Zinnia Quezada


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