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I can not recommend which border, but I can recommend a process. Plan your stop the day before at a US border town, and make time that day to visit the Mexico border crossing, and take care of all the paperwork. Then return to the US to spend the night.
The next day, cross first thing in the morning with no stops, and you will be hundreds of miles south of the "troubled area" before you need to stop for the day. In January my wife and I will be crossing at McAlllen/Reynosa and will be out of the state of Nuevo Leo mid afternoon, before we stop.

FYI - my understanding is that most of the extended health policies in Canada will not cover you in the Northern Mexico states where a "Travel Warning is listed by the Canadian Government". We will travel through and be out of that area the first day.
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...but I can recommend a process. Plan your stop the day before at a US border town, and make time that day to visit the Mexico border crossing, and take care of all the paperwork. Then return to the US to spend the night.
The next day, cross first thing in the morning with no stops, and you will be hundreds of miles south of the "troubled area" before you need to stop for the day.
So, to clarify so I understand, you cross the border in to MX and do your paperwork the day before. Then, you return back to the US through US customs and over night in the US border town. Next morning you cross to MX again, ready to roll.

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Salut Alain et Francoise, j'espere que votre voyage se deroule bien jusqu'a present.
Je viens egalement du Quebec mais j'habite l'Alberta maintenant, je devais partir le 1er Nov directement sud, mais j'ai eu un petit accident la derniere journee que je testais les mods sur mon Dakar.
I am still waiting for a few parts to arrive and will take the bike in the back of the truck and drive down to Florida next week (I own a small lot south of Tampa) to finish working on the bike and hopefully be on my way to Ushuaia in a couple of weeks or so.
I was just wondering how your trip was going so far? Avez-vous des recommandations pour traverser la frontiere du Mexique? About a month ago, I emailed another Franco from Montreal who flew his bike to Baja (can't remember his name) he was suppose to have a friend also from Mtl coming to meet him in Mexico, I haven't heard from him since!!! J'aimerais traverser le Mexique sans perdre de temps et me rendre au Guatemala pour suivre des cours d'Espagnol et au pire revenir sur le Mexique pour visiter une fois mes classes faites. Du coter assurance pour le Mexique; avec qui avez vous fait affaire?
Hope you guys have a safe trip.
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yes I agree crossing the border at Presidio will be easy for you without any troubles.
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