What are some guidelines for traveling in Baja California?

Enjoy your stay in Baja California — Please observe these recommendations:

  • Don’t let someone else drive your car into Mexico (It may be seized by Mexican authorities.)
  • When hiring a service or buying any product, verify the established conditions and require the corresponding invoice or receipt.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Do not introduce firearms or narcotics into Baja California.
  • Always use your seatbelt.
  • Obey all road signs and traffic laws.
  • Don’t leave valuables visible in your parked car.
  • Always carry a valid I.D.
  • No policeman is authorized to accept money.
  • Traffic fines must be paid at the nearest Police Station or by mailing a check or money order, payable to H. Ayuntamantiento Tijuana, 426 W. San  Ysidro Blvd., Suite L, No. 725, San Ysidro, CA 92143.
  • Be careful in the water. There are strong currents at some beaches. Use life vests and don’t eat or consume alcohol before swimming.
  • When buying  medication,  be sure there is no restriction on its  purchase.
  • On your trip through Baja California highways, you will find military check points. They are for your own safety.
  • It is strongly recommended that during your visit to Baja California you purchase a full coverage insurance policy that includes the bail. In case you are involved in an accident, call the insurance company and wait for its representative.
  • Any visitor traveling up to 7 days and traveling by land are not subject to a DNI. The cost of a DNI is 207 pesos or approximately 20 USD depending on the exchange rate. FMT or Tourist cards can be obtained at land, sea and airports of entry or at any Mexican Consulate in the U.S.
  • You do not need to pay any temporary importation fee for your car while visiting  Baja California.
  • Remember that the laws in Baja California and Mexico are applied both to nationals as well as foreigners. Do not forget to respect them.