Passport Travel Requirement Temporarily Relaxed
June 8, 2007
Passport Travel Requirement Temporarily Relaxed; Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Bermuda Trips Only
WASHINGTON - Due to record-breaking demand for passports, the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security have temporarily relaxed air travel requirements to much of the Western Hemisphere.
Until September 30, 2007, passport applicants may enter and depart the United States for Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean with a government-issued photo identification and Department of State official proof of application for a passport.
Adult passport applicants should present government-issued photo identification and an official proof of application from the U.S. Department of State. Proof of application can be obtained at http://travel.state.gov.
Children under the age of 16 traveling with a parent or legal guardian will be required to show the child's proof of application, which can also be obtained at http://travel.state.gov.
This accommodation does NOT apply to other countries. Americans traveling to countries that require passports must still present them.
Finally, the modified requirement only applies to air travel. Traveling to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda by road, rail or sea does not currently require a passport.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
U.S. Department of State