Unable to cope with the overwhelming demand for new passports, the State Department will allow Americans to travel between Mexico, Canada and Caribbean nations without a passport until September 30. Citizens have needed a passport to fly to and from neighboring nations since January 23.
Until September 30, you can visit our neighbors without a passport if you have a government-issued ID and a receipt from the State Department showing that you have applied for a new passport. People without the State Department receipt “should not expect to be accommodated.” If you need a passport immediately despite the relaxed regulations, call your Member of Congress. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER
Q & A on new passport rules [Boston Globe]
U.S. Citizens with Pending Passport Applications Allowed Temporary Travel Flexibility [State Department]