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Regarding the San Ysidro PedWest crossing, I read:

I am getting confused. Is the San Ysidro PedWest crossing currently closed? If so, when is it scheduled to reopen, and if not what are the hours of operations?

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  • Here's the original press release from CBP: cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/… – mkennedy Sep 26 '20 at 16:27
  • I checked the county covid-19 test sites, assuming that the San Ysidro site would be included. There is one at "PedEast". There's none listed at PedWest. – mkennedy Sep 26 '20 at 16:30
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Yes, PedWest port of entry is still closed, having closed on April 5, 2020 until further notice.

It was closed in response to the reduced border crossings due to Covid-19, and while temporary the CBP still say "until further notice"

Pedwest Temporary Closure
Due to decreases in pedestrian traffic since the coronavirus-related restrictions to non-essential travel took place, a decision was made to temporary close the PedWest pedestrian border crossing. These changes will go into effect tomorrow, Sunday April 5th, 2020 and remain closed on a temporary basis until further notice.

See announcement on PedWest Border Crossing Facebook page

See also:

CBP Border Wait times page for PedWest which states it's closed

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CBP Official Press Release

Be aware that the Pedestrian Ports of Entry at PedEast San Ysidro, and at Otay Mesa are still operating, so if you need to cross on foot you can still do so.

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  • Thanks, I was confused as the webpage you took a screenshot of also says "hours of Operation: 24 hrs/day". By the way any idea why gmaps says "it is opened between 4 AM to 10 PM."? were the hour of operations reduced from 24 hrs/day to 4 AM-10 PM before it got closed? – Franck Dernoncourt Sep 26 '20 at 18:15
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    @FranckDernoncourt I've never used PedWest, only PedEast and Otay, however I wonder whether the confusion may be that the CBP offices are probably/possibly open, but the actual Port of Entry is closed. So you can go to the CBP there, but you can't cross the border. – Midavalo Sep 26 '20 at 18:17
  • got it, that'd make sense indeed – Franck Dernoncourt Sep 26 '20 at 18:18
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    @FranckDernoncourt Additionally the CBP is updating the status of the border restrictions (which would include the PedWest closure) each month on around the 16-20th of each month, so potentially the writers of some of your links may have expected the borders to reopen sooner. – Midavalo Sep 26 '20 at 18:20

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