A Valid U.S. Passport will be Required for All Travel Beginning December
31, 2007 and beyond
New Requirements for Travelers
December 31, 2006 - Requirement applied to all air and sea travel to or from
Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.
December 31, 2007 - Requirement extended to all land border crossings as
well as air and sea travel.
This is a change from prior travel requirements and will affect all United
States citizens entering the United States from countries within the Western
Hemisphere who do not currently possess valid passports. This new
requirement will also affect certain foreign nationals who currently are not
required to present a passport to travel to the United States. Most Canadian
citizens, citizens of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, and to a
lesser degree, Mexican citizens will be affected by the implementation of
obtain more information on passports. Please do this early since there will
be a 10 week processing period for new passports.