Despite pandemic, 30 million people crossed through Tijuana border checkpoints in 2020

Of the 16 million 640 visitors that Baja California registered last year, more than 5 million were reported in Tijuana.

Photo by: Archivo SDR

The head of the Secretariat of Sustainable Economy and Tourism of Baja California, Mario Escobedo Carignan, presented a report on how this sector ended in 2020 in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, being one of the most affected activities.

According to what he presented, despite the fact that border crossings between Mexico and the United States only allow essential crossings as a preventive measure due to the current health crisis, last year between the Otay and San Ysidro border checkpoints 8.60 million and 21.37 million people crossed, respectively, for a total of 29.97 million people.

In 2019, 13.74 million people crossed through Otay and 33.35 million through San Ysidro.

On the other hand, he said that in 2020 the region received 16 million 640 visitors, achieving a tourist consumption of 70 thousand 976 million pesos.

It is worth mentioning that of the total number of visitors in that year 5 million 321 thousand 797 were registered in Tijuana, a municipality where tourist consumption was an accumulated 22,698 million pesos.

However, in 2019 the number of visitors that arrived in Baja California was 27,900 million, while the income in consumption was 119 billion pesos.

In this same year the border city received 10 million 236 thousand 701 people of that total, having an income of 43,661 million pesos.

Escobedo said that "good things are happening and economic activity will detonate during this year".

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