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Do You Need A Passport To Go To Mexico?

Do You Need A Passport To Go To Mexico?

Planning a trip to Mexico? You will need a valid passport for travel to Mexico. You can expedite your passport in as little as 24 hours if needed. Since June 1st, 2009, most U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico are required to carry passports to get across the border.  Here are the travel requirements for each of the circumstances below to answer your question, “Do You Need A Passport To Go To Mexico?”

Flying Into/Out of Mexico

US citizens of any age flying to or from Mexico must have a US passport book, no exceptions.

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US Passport Requirement to Canada

US Passports Vs Enhanced Driver’s Licenses

US travel document requirements have changed for Americans traveling to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean by land or sea. US passports were previously only required for air travel to these countries-people traveling by land or sea could simply use their driver’s licenses and birth certificates (or other proof of citizenship).

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Do You Need a Passport to Go to the Caribbean?

Passport requirements for travel to the Caribbean have changed! Click here to see the most up-to-date information.

US travel regulations have been changing over the past few years, so you may need a passport to go to the Caribbean even if you were able to travel without one in the past.

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New Passport Laws Don’t Impede Border Crossing

In 2009, new passport laws went into effect that changed the documents required for travel between the US, Mexico and Canada. Called the Western Travel Initiative (WHTI), the regulations required most US citizens to have either a passport or a passport card for land and sea travel to either country, with a passport book being required for air travel.

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