National Convention - Important Information
Hello everyone, I hope you are
I need to pass this information
along. When I initially spoke with all of you, the only requirements to go on a
cruise we're a birth certificate and picture ID.
The government is now
implementing new rules that will require each person going on the 2007 Subvets
convention cruise to Alaska to have a valid passport.
Eventually you will need this
not only for cruising but for any border crossing. Even Canada and Mexico. The
guidelines and timeline are printed below.
Proposed Timeline for
Implementation for Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Requirements
initiative requirements will be rolled out in phases, providing as much advance
notice as possible to the affected public to enable them to meet the terms of
the new guidelines. The proposed implementation timeline is as follows:
December 31, 2005
– Passport or other accepted document required for all travel (air/sea) to
or from the Caribbean, Bermuda, Central and South America.
December 31, 2006
– Passport or other accepted document required for all air and sea travel to
or from Mexico and Canada.
December 31, 2007
– Passport or other accepted document required for all air, sea and land