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MCC AAC MOTOR COACH CANADA L’ASSOCIATION DES AUTOCARISTES CANADIENS Land and Sea Travel to the USA U.S. Passport Rules Travelers to the USA 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 (DHS) 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 United States 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 some Canadian provinces are issuing Enhanced Drivers Licences all of which are options specifically designed for land and sea border use. DHS has instituted special provisions that allow school or other organized groups of children ages 18 and under who are U.S. or Canadian citizens to enter the U.S. with proof of citizenship alone. U.S. and Canadian children under 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 2012 Canadian Tour Planner & Operator Guide 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tour & Travel Canada 2012

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 & Tour Directors Working in Canada
Parks Canada – Canada’s National Parks, Historic Sites and Marine Conservation Areas
Manitoba Lotteries
British Columbia Lotteries
Distances Between Major Cities
Tour Operator Listings
Coach Operator Listings
Welcome to Canada
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador
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

Tour & Travel Canada 2012