Northbound border crossings down 70 percent

A taxi passes by the downtown west port of entry on March 20 in Calexico. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

CALEXICO — Northbound traffic at all of California’s ports of entry has dropped significantly as a result of restrictions placed on non-essential cross-border travel in response to the COVID-19 threat.

The travel restrictions have reduced vehicle and pedestrian traffic by about 70 percent on average at ports spanning from San Ysidro to Andrade, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at or 760-337-3415.

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