Crossing legally for the first time nearly 11 years, some of the first visitors to Boquillas del Carmen get ferried across the Rio Grande. The ferry service will operate during the hours the U.S. Port of Entry is open. Visitors will pay $5 per person.

A photographer from the San Antonio Express-News and reporter Lorne Matalon from Marfa Public Radio speak with Boquillas residents.

Boquillas residents along the Rio Bravo are ready to take arriving visitors in Boquillas by horse or truck.

Residents of Boquillas, Mexico raise the flag in the center of town, welcoming visitors.

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Park Service raise the flag for the first time at the Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry. The port opened moments later, at approximately 9 am.

The Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry in Big Bend National Park, allowing entry into the U.S. from Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico opened this morning at 9 am. The crossing will be open Wednesday-Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Those using the crossing must have a valid passport or passport card. More soon!

Visitors on horseback are led into the center of Boquillas by local guides.

Horses and people mill around the outside of the legendary Park Bar, welcoming visitors from the U.S. for the first time in nearly 11 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hooping ambassador from the U.S. Crystal Allbright came to Boquillas to share the fun with the kids.

 

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