State Department Delays Implementation Of New Passport Regulations Until September 30

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]
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