COTUCO seeks that the entry of tourists to Mexico is agile
Published by Juan Miguel Hernández | El Sol de Tijuana on April 14, 2023
The Tijuana Tourism and Conventions Committee (COTUCO) in Baja California Norte is asking federal authorities to review the admission process for foreign tourists entering the country to make it more efficient. The committee has observed that unnecessary documentation is often requested of tourists trying to enter Mexico, causing delays in the process. COTUCO’s leader, Arturo Gutiérrez, said that they have requested a precise review of the admission process to ensure that only necessary documents are requested.
Gutiérrez mentioned that many tourists visiting Tijuana are asked for permits that are not required for stays of less than seven days, and his organization is working to disseminate information to raise awareness about the documentation needed for crossing the border. Although Gutiérrez clarified that they have not received complaints about the request for unnecessary documentation, the long lines and disorganization during peak hours are adding to the problem of slow entry into Mexico.
According to Gutiérrez, the state Ministry of Tourism is working to improve the situation, but issues such as the rehabilitation of the bridge and problems on the road to beaches have compounded the problem. Despite these issues, gastronomic tourism continues to be a popular attraction in the region, with 75% of tourists coming from Southern California and 60% visiting for the gastronomy aspect.
COTUCO is hoping for a more agile and efficient admission process to make it easier for foreign tourists to enter Mexico. The organization believes that a precise review of the necessary documents needed for entry can help to streamline the process, improve the experience for tourists, and boost tourism in the region.
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