Uber will now drive you into Mexico (but won't bring you back)

For the first time ever, Uber is offering passengers cross-border rides from the United States into Mexico.

The program, called UberPASSPORT, began driving passengers from San Diego to Tijuana on Friday.

“In our increasingly interconnected binational region, travel between San Diego and Tijuana is a daily occurrence for more than 300,000 individuals,” said Paola Avila, vice president of International Business Affairs for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Whether for business or leisure, Uber’s new service provides a simple and reliable travel option that will open more economic opportunities for our region.”

Uber tells Fox News Latino they’ve identified 50,000 people, or roughly 10 percent of their Uber ridership in San Diego, who have made trips to the border in the past and would likely utilize this new program.

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There is a small catch. Getting a one-way drive to Mexico from an Uber driver is easy. The return trip could be a little more difficult.

Uber does not offer cross-border trips, so one would have to get a ride to the Mexican border, then another to a destination within the U.S.

So, pack your bags! Uber's fare estimator said a trip to Mexico from Tampa Saturday night at 9 p.m. would cost between $1,889 and $2,519 and would take around 29 hours. But that's just one way. 

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