Remember your passport
If you’re traveling between the U.S. and Canada, remember that as of today, June 1, new passport rules are in effect.
Gone are the days when you could simply drive between the U.S. and Canada with only a driver’s license to flash to the border agent.
Under the U.S. government’s Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, American citizens re-entering the U.S. need to present a passport, a U.S. passport card, an Enhanced Driver’s License, or a NEXUS “Trusted Traveler” card. The same rules apply to Canadian citizens heading south of the border.
These ID requirements previously applied only to air travelers, but beginning today, the new rules affect land and sea border crossings as well.
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