New Rules For Travel To & From The Caribbean
June 8, 2007 - CHANGE IN THE RULES
Click the link for the new rules, which are an accommodation due to the long delays in processing passport applications
Change In Passport Rules - CLICK HERE
The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requires that by
January 1, 2008, travelers to and from the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico
and Canada have a passport or other secure, accepted document to enter or re-enter
the United States. In order to facilitate the implementation of this requirement,
the Administration is proposing to complete it in phases following a proposed timeline,
which will be published in the Federal Register in the near future.
In the proposed implementation plan, which is subject to a period of initial
public comment, the Initiative will be rolled out in phases, providing as much
advance notice as possible to the affected public to enable them to meet the
terms of the new guidelines. The proposed timeline will be as follows:
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 this requirement.
- 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.
Basically what this means is...Get A Passport!
Might as well do it now so you don't forget.