Tuesday, November 21, 2006
You'll Need that Passport After All
A story that just appeared in The Guardian claims that, beginning January 23rd, all air travellers, even Americans, entering the U.S. will be required to present passports.
The new policy is scheduled to be announced tomorrow by Homeland Security Secretary Michael "Katrina" Chertoff.
This change sets new rules for Americans, Canadians and Mexicans who previously did not require passports.
Chertoff's announcement comes as a survey conducted for the American tourism industry revealed that 54% of international travellers said they were treated with arrogance and rudeness by US Customs. 39% of them chose America as the least travel-friendly, more than twice the number who chose the Middle East.