Passports Needed Again for Western Hemisphere Travel

After a four-month reprieve, U.S. citizens must again present a passport when flying to and from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.

This provision of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative originally went into effect on January 23, 2007, but State Department officials—faced with a backlog of passport applications and bombarded with complaints from frustrated travelers who waited three months and longer to get their new passports—suspended the new passport requirements until

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