Puerto Penasco – Border Hours 2023
Lukeville, Az Port of Entry
Most people traveling to Puerto Penasco cross at the Arizona border at the port of entry located in Lukeville on the US side, and Sonoyta on the Mexico side.
Some of you may remember that before the pandemic, the port of entry at Lukeville, Az used to be open daily from 6am to midnight.
At the start of the pandemic, the hours were reduced to 6am to 8pm daily and have remained the same since. Last year, border officials added specific dates where the border was open for 2 additional hours until 10pm.
For this year, 2023, there are again some federal holidays where the Lukeville port of entry is offering extended hours. Unfortunately, the list got reduced from last year to include only 4 major federal holidays.
On the following holidays, the border will have extended hours on Friday and Monday only!
Border will OPEN at 6am and CLOSE at 10pm
Friday May 26th and Monday May 29th.
-Friday June 30th and Monday July 3rd.
-Friday September 1st and Monday September 4th.
-Friday November 10th and Monday November 13th.
Crossing the border on weekends and holidays gets very busy and there can be very long lines. Make sure you plan ahead and arrive at the border at least 2 hours before it closes (more if on a holiday) or you risk the chance of being denied entry.
It is also a good idea to have plenty of drinks and snacks and plan your bathroom breaks before you get to Lukeville.
The rest of the year the border will be open daily from 6am to 8pm.
Hopefully the border times will go back to what they used to sometime soon, but until then this is what they are.