New Travel Laws That Could Affect You

Every year, travellers face a changing set of regulations that could prevent them from travelling while abroad. While some of them revolve around varying visa changes and regulations, the next set of rule changes will hit much closer to home. And even more now that every year new travel laws have been implementing all over the world, and more likely in the U.S.

But this should not be a reason for you to discourage the joy of travelling places, because how can we even neglect travelling? It’s indeed a wonderful experience to wander around the world with the foot rather than just wonder on actually doing it.

REAL and Valid Government IDs

Passed in 2005 and adopted by the Department of Homeland Security, the REAL ID Act put new guidelines into effect as to the requirements of federally-accepted identification documents, such as driver’s licenses. While most states are now in compliance with REAL ID guidelines, four states and one American possession currently issue driver’s licenses outside of those guidelines.

Also, the passport card acts as similar to a passport book while travelling through the Americas by land or sea, and is acceptable under REAL ID. However, this plan may only work if travellers are current with their taxes.

Additional visa pages will no longer be allowed

Finally, frequent international travellers who added additional pages to their passports in the past will want to pay attention to. Ordering add-on pages to a passport is no longer available.

Although travel regulations are always subject to change, there are many ways to prepare before the next trip. By understanding how the laws are changing, travellers can make sure their travels continue to move smoothly and efficiently at every turn

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