Passport to be required to cross Canada

Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009

ANCHORAGE - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's office is reminding Alaskans that they'll need a passport or other approved documentation to cross the international border to Canada, starting June 1.

The change stems from a 2004 law requiring U.S. citizens and foreign nationals to present such documents when entering the United States by land or sea.

Begich says in a written statement that "in the post 9/11 world, there are many new restrictions designed to keep us safe."

In addition to a valid passport, acceptable documents include a Trusted Traveler Card or a Passport Card.

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