• Sonoran Desert at Organ Pipe NM

    Organ Pipe Cactus

    National Monument Arizona

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International Travel

International Travel into Mexico

Due to the location of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, many visitors plan on traveling into Mexico. A port of entry exists in the town of Lukeville, AZ, five miles south of the Kris Eggle Visitor Center.

Before traveling internationally, there are a few key things to remember:
1. Mexican law requires you to have Mexican auto insurance.
2. U.S. and Canadian auto insurance is not valid in Mexico.
3. The nearest locations to purchase Mexican auto insurance is in Lukeville and Ajo AZ.
4. Most rental car companies do not permit their vehicles to enter Mexico.
5. The Port of Entry at Lukeville currently closes from 12am-6am.

To Return to the United States:
A valid passport, OR current photo identification and proof of citizenship, such as your driver's license and birth certificate.
Passports will be mandatory for re-entry.

For additional and more up-to-date information, please contact United States Customs and Immigration personnel at the international border in Lukeville.


Lukeville Port of Entry, Customs and Border Patrol
(703) 526-4200
(877) CBP-5511

Did You Know?

A photo of a barrel cactus with flowers

It's not easy, practical, or legal to get "water" from a barrel cactus within the Monument. Even if you tried to get past the spines, it would be like sucking on a bad-tasting dish sponge. The best thing to do is fill a canteen with good drinking water before leaving home.