||This page provides LINKS for visa requirements, passports, and other travel information on line for many countries in Europe and throughout the world (*for U.S. Citizens only).
2007 Travel Alert - Passports Needed for Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and Caribbean
Beginning January 23, 2007, the United States Government will require all travelers to the U.S. traveling by air to have a valid passport or other accepted official form of identification when entering/re-entering the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. The regulation will go into affect on June 1, 2009 for those traveling by land or sea.
The new requirements are part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) which is one element of a much larger law, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. The U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security have jurisdiction over implementation of the WHTI. www.getyouhome.gov.
Land & Sea Travel
On June 1, 2009 U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, will be required to present one of the travel documents listed below.
- U.S. Passport - This is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies a person’s identity and nationality. It is accepted for travel by air, land, and sea.
- U.S. Passport Card - This is a new limited-use travel document that fits in your wallet and costs less than a U.S. passport. It is only valid for travel by land and sea.