Stricter identification requirements for domestic U.S. air travel that were supposed to go into effect on May 7, 2023 have been postponed until May 7, 2025. Check out this Seattle Times Article.
When the new rules go into effect, you will need one of the following to fly within the U.S.:
- U.S. passport
- U.S. passport card
- DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
- U.S. Department of Defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents
- Permanent resident card
- Border crossing card
- State-issued Enhanced Driver’s License
- An acceptable photo ID issued by a federally recognized, Tribal Nation/Indian Tribe
- HSPD-12 PIV card
- Foreign government-issued passport
- Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
- Transportation worker identification credential
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
For more information on the REAL ID travel identification requirements, check out TSA’s REAL ID webpage.
Canada has said it will reopen the U.S.-Canada land border to fully vaccinated Americans and lawful permanent residents for nonessential travel on August 9, 2021. The U.S has extended pandemic restrictions on nonessential travel at the U.S.-Canada land border at least until August 21. Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents will be allowed to return to the U.S., as this is considered essential travel.
Here is the full article:
Seattle Times article July 23, 2021