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MCC AAC MOTOR COACH CANADA L’ASSOCIATION DES AUTOCARISTES CANADIENS U.S. Passport Rule Takes Effect June 1, 2009 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed that June 1, 2009 is the date on which travelers to the United States will be required to present a passport or other approved secure document denoting citizenship and identity for all land and sea travel into the U.S. Up until that date, citizens of Canada, the U.S. and Bermuda can enter the U.S. with just government-issued photo ID and a birth certificate or citizenship card. DHS has 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. Many cross-border travelers already have WHTI-compliant documents such as 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 the new passport cards and additional states and Canadian provinces (including Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) are expected to be issuing Enhanced Driver Licences in the future, all of which are options specifically hich designed for land and sea border use. Beginning June 1, 2009, DHS will institute ll special provisions that allow school or other organized groups of children en ages 18 and younger who are U.S. or Canadian citizens to enter the U.S. with proof of citizenship alone. Upon implementation of WHTI, travelers will ers be required to present a single WHTI-compliant pliant document denoting both citizenship and identity when seeking entry into the U.S. through a land or sea border. DHS says standardized, secure and reliable documentation will enable Customs and Border Protection officers to quickly and accurately identify travelers at land and sea a ports of entry. The WHTI secure document t requirement is already in place for all air travelers. Both the Enhanced Drivers Licence and the Passport Card will contain n security features to prevent counterfeiting and will include vicinity Radio Frequency try Identification (RFID) to help speed the entry process at the land borders. The 2009 Canadian Tour Planner & Operator Guide 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tour & Travel Canada 2009

Tour & Travel Canada 2009
Contents
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 Rule
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
Feature: Going Green Why Motorcoach Travel is Good for Your Wallet—and Our Planet!
Welcome to Canada
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador
Québec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon, Northwest Territories & 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

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