Be prepared in order to avoid delays at the border this Easter

Be prepared in order to avoid delays at the border this Easter

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San Luis, AZ-As Easter approaches U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials advise travelers to plan ahead for increased traffic at the border.

"I have to get up early to cross over," Francisco Brugos said. "Actually right now, there's a long line, its almost takes 2 hours to cross on foot and there's also a long line of cars."

Teresa Smalls, spokeswoman for the San Luis port of entry said travelers should make sure they have all proper documentation such as passports ready for inspection.

However, some border residents prefer to spend the holiday south of the border.

"I'm going to stay over there because the line is just too long," Sofia Guevara said. "We'll just stay in Mexico to enjoy Easter."

CBP also reminds travelers to not bring any Kinder surprise eggs into the U.S.

They said these chocolate treats may be cute and seasonal but they are too dangerous to be imported legally into the U.S.

They said the problem is the small plastic toy inside because young children can choke on it.

CBP officials also said it's always best to declare all items being brought back from Mexico in order to avoid any penalties.


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