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Cross-border travelers instructed on new identification rules
(2008-01-24)
(wgvu) - BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. and Canadian citizens whose documents
wouldn't measure up to new travel requirements taking effect next
week are getting written instructions and a warning at U.S. ports
of entry.
Beginning a week from today, a driver's license will NOT be
enough to get past U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.
Instead, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative will require
travelers 19 and older to produce a passport, NEXUS card or other
secure ID at the Canadian or Mexican border.
A driver's license coupled with a birth certificate or other ID
will be OK until next June.
The rules are outlined on "tear sheets" being handed out at
ports of entry.
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