CBX San Diego

Requirements to cross to Mexico through CBX

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You may only use the bridge within 24 hours of your flight departure

Travelers are permitted to cross into Mexico.

Mexican Nationals:

  • Passport, INE credential, birth certificate, consular card or Mexican nationality certificate
  • Boarding pass
  • CBX ticket

Foreigner:

  • Passport
  • FMM Form (Forma Migratoria Múltiple) Complete your FMM form here
  • Payment of migratory rights (only if your stay is longer than 7 days)
  • Boarding pass
  • CBX ticket

For more information visit: www.inm.gob.mx

Requirements to cross to the United States through CBX

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You may use the CBX bridge to cross to San Diego within 2 hours of landing in the Tijuana International Airport. Make sure not to leave the baggage claim area and head towards the CBX entrance.

Fully vaccinated, non-U.S. citizen travelers with appropriate documentation, including those with B1/B2 visas, are permitted to enter the United States through CBX. All non-U.S. travelers are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination. Travelers ages 17 and under are exempt from the vaccination requirement but should be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. Click here for more information.

A COVID-19 test is not required for CBX passengers.

U.S. Citizens or Residents:

  • Passport (book or card) or Permanent Resident Card
  • Boarding pass
  • CBX ticket

Foreigners:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-94 permit. All passengers, with the exception of U.S. citizens and residents, traveling more than 25 miles (approx. 40 km) from the border or staying more than 30 days in the United States will be required to prepay and complete their provisional I-94 permit before crossing through CBX. Pre-pay it here.
  • You can also pre-pay your I-94 in the CBP One app
  • Boarding pass
  • CBX Ticket

*In accordance with the mandatory requirements established by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the applicable official travel documents listed above are mandatory to cross the CBX bridge into the U.S. Such documents may be requested and reviewed by the Cross Border Xpress staff to assist you in crossing the CBX bridge.


For more information on official travel documentation visit: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/western-hemisphere-travel-initiative


CBX Tijuana Airport
Frequently Asked Questions
What documents do I need to cross through CBX?

Remember that in order to cross through CBX you must be a passenger of the Tijuana International Airport. You will need a boarding pass, a CBX ticket and official valid travel documents.

Crossing to Mexico 

You may only use the bridge within 24 hours to your flight departure.

Mexican Nationals:

  • Passport, INE credential, birth certificate, consular card o Mexican nationality certificate.
  • Boarding pass
  • CBX ticket

Foreigner:

  • Passport
  • FMM Form (Forma Migratoria Múltiple) Complete the form here
  • Payment of migratory rights (only if your stay is longer than 7 days)
  • Boarding pass
  • CBX ticket

 For more information visit: www.inm.gob.mx

Crossing to the United States

You may use the CBX bridge within 2 hours of landing in the Tijuana International Airport. The CBX entrance is immediately adjacent to the baggage claim area. Do not exit to the public area of the airport, otherwise you will not be allowed to cross through CBX. All re-entries to the baggage claim area are prohibited.

United States Nationals:

  • Passport (book or card)
  • Boarding pass
  • CBX ticket

Foreigners:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-94 permit (If you travel more than 25 miles from the border or your stay is longer than 30 days) Pre-pay it here and expedite your crossing through CBX.
  • Boarding pass
  • CBX ticket

For more information visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site: http://www.cbp.gov/

Do I need to return my I-94 permit when leaving the U.S?

Yes, upon coming back to Mexico you must return your I-94 permit. Deposit your permit in any of the two black mailboxes, one located in the CBX San Diego terminal and the other one going south to the Tijuana Airport.

You can ask any of our CBX staff members about the location of these mailboxes.

What is the cost of the I-94 permit?
I-94 permits cost 6 dollars per person. No pesos are accepted and we recommend you bring exact change in dollars.
Can I get my I-94 permit in CBX when entering the U.S.?

Yes, Customs and Border Protection offers this service in CBX, just like in any other land port of entry. To expedite your crossing we recommend you to pre-pay it online prior to your trip: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home

Does the Trusted traveler program apply in CBX?
Yes. The trusted traveler program applies to CBX, including Global Entry and Sentri.
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