Beginning January 23, 2007, all U.S. citizens, traveling between the United States and Canada , Mexico , Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport. This new requirement does not apply to travel within the U.S and its territories – Puerto Rico, Guam , US Virgin Islands, American Samoa , Swain Islands and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands . For additional Information go to www.travel.state.gov.

 

Update: June 8, 2007

The U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security announced Friday, June 8, that U.S. citizens traveling to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or countries in the Caribbean region, who have applied for, but not yet received passports, can re-enter the United States by air. This accommodation does not mean that Americans are exempt from meeting the entry requirements of Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or countries in the Caribbean region, some of which require a passport, certified birth certificate, or other evidence of citizenship for entry.

U.S. citizens traveling to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or countries in the Caribbean region who have applied for, but not yet received passports, can re-enter the United States by air by presentation of a government issued photo identification and Department of State official proof of application for a passport through September 30, 2007.  The federal government is making this accommodation for air travel due to longer than expected processing times for passport applications in the face of record-breaking demand. For additional information please visit www.travel.state.gov.