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New ‘fast-pass’ border lane opens for Californians seeking medical care in Tijuana

TIJUANA, Mexico (border report) – A “fast-pass” border traffic lane has been opened at the Otay Mesa port of entry only for use by those returning to California from medical or dental appointments in Tijuana.

The lane is seen as an incentive for Americans who want an alternative to expensive health care north of the border.

It is also considered a revenue-generating tool for the medical industry in Mexico, especially on the east side of Tijuana, where the port of entry of Otay Mesa is located.

“This will benefit and promote the clinics, medical offices and hospitals located on the east side of Tijuana,” said Dr. Rodrigo Robledo Silva, director of the Tijuana Medical Health Group.

Physicians, clinics and health care providers will issue patients with QR codes that will engage an automated system at the pathway.

“It is no longer an obstacle to have to wait in line for medical care,” said Tijuana Mayor Montserrat Caballero. “There’s an economic benefit not only for medical providers, but they come here to eat and have fun too.”

The driveway and automation associated with the gate was paid for by the Mexican government.

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