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Strategies for reducing border wait times

By November 26, 2023December 29th, 2023No Comments

Strategies for reducing border wait times

Crossing the border can be a time-consuming experience, especially during peak hours. However, there are a number of strategies that travelers can use to avoid long wait times that we will share on this blog.

Choose the Right Time to Cross

Choosing the right time to cross can make a world of difference. Border traffic is typically heaviest during the middle of the day, particularly on weekends and holidays. Consider crossing early in the morning or late at night when traffic is lighter.

In today’s digital age, staying informed is easier than ever. Use technology to your advantage by using apps and websites that provide real-time information on border wait times. We have a blog post about some suggestions and useful tools: click here

Work from home

If your job allows for it, consider working from home either partially or entirely. This not only eliminates the need for daily border crossings but also saves you significant amount of time and money. However, if you you are unable to work from home, consider working night shifts.

Medical Pass

If you have a medical condition that requires you to cross the border frequently, you may be eligible for a medical pass. This pass will allow you to use the SENTRI or FAST lanes, which are typically much faster than the general lanes. Nonetheless, there’s been a problem with corruption, leading to the misuse of fake medical passes in recent years.


SENTRI, or the Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection, is a trusted traveler program that allows pre-approved travelers to enter the United States more quickly and easily ensuring a faster and more efficient crossing.

Explore further details about the program in our blog post: click here

Crossnow or Motorcycle

With a valid visa and passport, this service ensures a quick process, taking just 15 minutes or less. No need to worry about traffic or motorcycle license. We offer easy moped rentals for a smooth journey that simplifies your travel, so you can focus on the journey, not the wait.

See the pros and cons of crossing by motorcycle: click here

Know more about Crossnow: click here

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