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Travel Alert: Expiration of Title 42
May 11, 2023

Location: Mexico, Land Border Ports of Entry

Event:  Expiration of Title 42

With the expected end of the Centers for Disease Control’s temporary Title 42 public order, at 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 11, land ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border may experience delays and disruptions.  Title 42 is the public health order that applies to migrants without proper travel documents.  U.S. citizens should plan for longer-than-usual wait times, possible closures, and other potential disruptions to travel at land ports of entry.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for the latest updates on traffic delays and in case of emergency call 911.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Make sure your vehicle is in good working condition and has adequate fuel for long traffic delays.
  • Travel with water, snacks, and essential medications in case of long traffic delays or an inability of medical personnel to immediately reach you in an emergency. 
  •  Review your personal security plans and follow the instructions of local authorities.