CBP offers advice for traveling during Easter weekend

Published on Wed, Apr 4, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are advising Easter weekend border crossers to plan ahead to minimize travel delays.

Easter weekend is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year, CBP spokesperson Thomas Schreiber said in a press release. CBP advises travelers to avoid peak travel times, typically between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and to consider alternate border crossings to the Peace Arch crossing in Blaine.

“To avoid long delays, border crossers may want to use the nearby and less heavily traveled Lynden or Sumas ports of entry,” Schreiber wrote.

All inspection lanes at the Peace Arch and Pacific Highway (truck route) will be open on Friday, April 6. CBP advises travelers to take advantage of these earlier openings.


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