U.S. - MEXICO BORDER TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

The administration announced new cross-border travel restrictions between the U.S. and Mexico, which took effect on Friday at 11:59PM and will remain in effect until April 20. The full notice is available here. Highlights include:

  • Mutually agreed upon between the U.S. and Mexico
  • Only individuals engaged in “essential travel” may enter:
    • U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents returning to the United States;
    • Individuals traveling for medical purposes (e.g., to receive medical treatment in the United States);
    • Individuals traveling to attend educational institutions;
    • Individuals traveling to work in the United States (e.g., individuals working in the farming or agriculture industry who must travel between the United States and Mexico in furtherance of such work);
    • Individuals traveling for emergency response and public health purposes (e.g., government officials or emergency responders entering the United States to support Federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial government efforts to respond to COVID-19 or other emergencies);
    • Individuals engaged in lawful cross-border trade (e.g., truck drivers supporting the movement of cargo between the United States and Mexico);
    • Individuals engaged in official government travel or diplomatic travel;
    • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the spouses and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces, returning to the United States; and
    • Individuals engaged in military-related travel or operations.
  • Will not negatively affect cargo.
    • “…should not interrupt legitimate trade between the two nations or disrupt critical supply chains that ensure food, fuel, medicine, and other critical materials reach individuals on both sides of the border.”
  • Does not apply to air, freight rail, or sea travel between the United States and Mexico, but does apply to passenger rail and ferry travel between the United States and Mexico.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve as the most convenient and safe crossing points for all citizens and tourists of both U.S. and Mexico, as well as facilitate the crossing of all freight and import-export trade in a timely and efficient manner.

Our Bridges

Veterans Bridge

Operational Hours
Mon-Sun | 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Commercial Hours
Mon-Fri | 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sat | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sun | 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.

New Commercial & Vehicular Expansion

  • AVI Lane
  • Direct Access to IH-69 & US 77

  • Sentri Program

  • Open to Commercial Traffic

  • 6.5 Miles from The Port of Brownsville

Gateway Bridge

Operational Hours

Open 24 Hours

  • Ready Lane Available

  • Unites Brownsville-Matamoros Metropolitan Areas

  • Covered Northbound & Southbound Pedestrian Walkways

  • 6.5 Miles from the Port of Brownsville

Free Trade Bridge

Operational Hours

Mon-Sun | 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Commercial Hours

Mon-Fri | 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sat | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Transmigrante Crossing Available!!

  • Over-Weight & Over-size Corridor Crossing

  • USDA Plant Inspection Station

  • Cold Storage Inspection Facility

  • 25 Miles from The Port of Brownsville

Operational Hours
Mon-Sun | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Commercial Hours
Mon-Fri | 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sat | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

New Commercial & Vehicular Expansion

  • Direct Access to IH-69 & US 77

  • Sentri Program

  • Open to Commercial Traffic

  • 6.5 Miles from The Port of Brownsville

Operational Hours

Open 24 Hours

  • Ready Lane Available

  • Unites Brownsville-Matamoros Metropolitan Areas

  • Covered Northbound & Southbound Pedestrian Walkways

  • 6.5 Miles from the Port of Brownsville

Operational Hours

Mon-Sun | 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Commercial Hours

Mon-Fri | 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sat | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Transmigrante Crossing Available!!

  • Over-Weight & Over-size Corridor Crossing

  • USDA Plant Inspection Station

  • Cold Storage Inspection Facility

  • 25 Miles from The Port of Brownsville

Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI)
Tag Service

The AVI Tag is a sticker that goes on the inside of your windshield to the left of rear view mirror.  An electronic reader above the toll booth sends a signal to the microchip inside the sticker, and tolls are automatically deducted from your prepaid AVI Tag account.  AVI Tag works like a prepaid phone card or gift card.

Currently AVI Tags may be obtained at the Veterans Bridge Toll Plaza Office, located adjacent to the toll booths at the Veterans International Bridge. In the near future, the tags will also be available at the Gateway Bridge and at the Free Trade Bridge in Los Indios Tx.

Toll Fares

Cameron County Bridge System
Schedule of Toll Fares

Notice Effective October 1, 2018

Contact Us

Cameron County International Bridge System Administration Building

Address: 3310 South Expressway 77, Brownsville, TX 78521

Call Us: (956) 574-8771