Americans can no longer get into Canada without passports, even driving
accross the border. Not even a birth certificate will do anymore.
Officially this went into effect last spring sometime, but they had a
delayed grace period, which I'm guessing is up, or at least I wouldn't
want to risk it.
(And, indeed, i remember when I could get into Canada over the Detroit
River just saying "American, going for lunch.")
David Fiander wrote:
> I'm not sure, but everybody entering the US is required to present a
> passport or other "enhanced" ID, so if the Americans don't have
> passports, it's more that they can't go home without.
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 14:36, Walter Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On 20 Jan 10, at 2:30 PM, David Fiander wrote:
>>> Of course, as a corollary to the fact that all the locations being
>>> discussed are Canadian (well, except for Montreal), any Americans
>>> resident in the USA on the list do need to make sure that their
>>> passports will be valid through to the end of May, at least, in order
>>> to ensure you will be able to attend.
>> Is Canadian customs now requiring US Passports? Used to be Hotel California: you could come over, but without your passport you couldn't go home.