May I See Your Passport Please

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Well, it’s now official.  Flying into the US starting on January 23 will require that all Canadians show a valid passport.  This has been long in the works but the date has finally been set.

I’ve used my passport on all trips for years – it’s just much easier – but I’m sure this will catch the Snowbirds off guard and result in long lineups and frustrations at Customs.

(story from CBC)

Reading further, it appears that US citizens leaving the country by air also have to show a passport when they return.  Why do I think that this is going to cause problems?  Hopefully they will be reminded of this fact when they check in on the departing flight or you could have a whole bunch of Americans living in airports like Tom Hanks in “The Terminal”.