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Traveling Under Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean Region

Traveling Under Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean Region

Non-U.S. Citizens:

Non-U.S. citizens will need a valid passport from their country of citizenship in order to enter the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean region (for a full list of countries included in the region, click here ) by air, land or sea. Check with the governments of your destination country, any countries through which you are traveling and your country of citizenship in order to obtain all necessary documents for entry and re-entry before your departure. Additional documents, such as visas, and restrictions may apply to non-U.S. citizens traveling to WHTI countries.

U.S. Citizens:

Air Travel:

All persons need a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter U.S. territory when traveling by air outside of the United States.

Land or Sea Travel:

U.S. citizens need a passport, passport card or WHTI-compliant travel document OR government-issued photo I.D. (i.e. a driver's license) AND proof of citizenship (i.e. a birth certificate) to travel under WHTI. For a list of WHTI-compliant documents, please click here .

U.S. citizens do not need a passport to travel to or return from (either by air, land or sea) one U.S. territory to another U.S. territory. United States territory includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Swains Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Please note: after June 1, 2009, most U.S. citizens will need a passport or passport card or WHTI-compliant document to travel by land or sea.

For more information on the WHTI, please visit the U.S. State Department website here.