There is unwelcome news in the “Red Tape” department:Â in December of 2006 the U.S. government will require passports as identification for virtually everyone entering the country from Mexico and Central America.Â This includes children.
We’ve always recommended a passport as your best form of I.D. when traveling, but the combined cost for a family, especially a family on a short or one-time vacation in Mexico, will be painful.There have been a lot of protests about this program but the real screaming won’t begin, I predict, until American tourists start returning from Mexico next year — having neglected to get a passport.Â
My guess, which is optomistic, is that the government will have to back down, at least to some degree.Â For that reason, I suggest that you check back here, or drop in occasionally to the Passport Agency website for updates.
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