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US Customs will be flexible with June 1 travel documents for US and Canadian citizens
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assured US and Canadian citizens today that, if otherwise admissible, they will be able to re-enter the United States when the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) is implemented for land and sea travel on June 1.
“CBP’s mission is to protect our borders,” said CBP acting commissioner Jayson P. Ahern. “WHTI implements a key 9/11 Commission recommendation by requiring secure travel documents while facilitating entry. We will be practical and flexible in implementing WHTI using the same informed compliance approach that proved successful during other major changes at our borders over the last two years.”
CBP is committed to working with travelers to ensure they have access to and can obtain appropriate travel documents. US and Canadian citizens who lack WHTI-compliant documents are encouraged to continue with their travel plans and to obtain WHTI travel documents as soon as possible to further expedite future border crossings.
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