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MCC MOTOR COACH CANADA L’ASSOCIATION DES AUTOCARISTES CANADIENS U.S. Passport Rules Effective June 1, 2009 Effective June 1, 2009, travelers to the U.S. by land or sea are required to present a passport or other approved secure document denoting citizenship and identity for all land and sea travel to the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security published the WHTI land and sea final rule more than a year in advance of its implementation to give the public time to obtain the WHTI-compliant documents they will need to enter or re-enter the U.S. on or after June 1, 2009. WHTI-compliant documents include a Passport or a Trusted Traveler Card (NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST), or an Enhanced Drivers Licence. The U.S. Department of State is accepting applications for Passport Cards and additional states and Canadian provinces (including Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec) are issuing Enhanced Driver Licences—all of which are options specifically designed for land and sea border use. Effective June 1, 2009, DHS instituted special provisions that allow schools or other organized groups of children ages 18 and younger who are U.S. or Canadian citizens to enter the U.S. with proof of citizenship alone. U.S. and Canadian children younger than age 16 arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory may present an original or copy of a Birth Certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Canadian Citizenship Card. With the implementation of WHTI, travelers are required to present a single WHTI-compliant document denoting both citizenship and identity when seeking entry into the United States through a land or sea border. DHS says standardized, secure and reliable documentation help Customs and Border Protection officers to quickly and accurately identify travelers at land and sea ports of entry. Both the Enhanced Drivers Licence and the Passport Card contain security features to prevent counterfeiting and include vicinity Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to help speed the entry process at the land borders. The 2010 Canadian Tour Planner & Operator Guide

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tour & Travel Canada 2010

Tour & Travel Canada 2010
Message from the Chairman of the Management Board of Motor Coach Canada
Canadian Provincial/Territorial Carrier Requirements and Contact Information
Provincial Tourism Marketing Offices
Driver Hours of Service Rules
U.S. Passport Rules
Border Crossing Information for Visitors to Canada Arriving by Motor Coach
Canadian Immigration and Customs Contact Numbers and General Information
American Drivers and Tour Directors Working in Canada
Parks Canada National Parks and Historic Sites of Canada
Manitoba Lotteries
British Columbia Lotteries
Distances Between Major Cities
Tour Operator Listings
Coach Operator Listings
GroupConnect: Moving Group Travel into The Fast Lane
Welcome to Canada
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
British Columbia
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Welcome to the United States
U.S. New England
U.S. Middle Atlantic
U.S. South
U.S. Midwest
U.S. Southwest
U.S. West

Tour & Travel Canada 2010