Since Texas shares an enormous border with another country, international travel is commonplace in the Lone Star State. With 11 official crossing points, Texas is tops in total bus, train, and vehicle passenger crossings from Mexico into the United States. Overseas travel is a different story—recent numbers compiled by state government show Texas ranks seventh as a destination point among mainland U.S. states for overseas travelers, with New York, California, and Florida taking the top spots.
Before international travelers arrive in Texas, they’re encouraged to address several issues that will make their experience more pleasant and convenient. Suggested action items include: consulting their insurance companies to ensure their medical policy applies in the United States; making sure they have a signed, up-to-date passport and/or visa; leaving copies of their itinerary and contact info with friends or family for emergencies; and taking precautions to avoid being a target of crime (don’t carry excessive amounts of money, don’t leave luggage unattended, etc.).
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition