Domestic travel restrictions – Please help us spread the word so that NO ONE misses their flight(s) in 2018!
If you are from these states you will not be allowed to travel domestically after January 22, 2018 (by air) unless you go through another step or two BEFORE leaving for the airport.
Did you know that after January 22, 2018, PEOPLE FROM 9 STATES will not be allowed on flights or past TSA security without a passport or other form of I.D.? We are concerned that people are going to buy tickets or have layovers and leave the airport in these states and not knoiw about these domestic travel restrictions or be able to pass TSA security, missing their flights and creating all kinds of chaos/grief (over missed flights, lost money on tickets, missed work, and more).
After all you spend on a ticket
After taking time off work
After making other reservations
After rushing to the airport to be on time
– Not being allowed to check in and board your plane.
The states currently not in compliance are:
This is a HUGE problem as many people will not discover this until they arrive at the airport ready to fly only to find out they are not allowed due to improper I.D. (No passport, no REAL ID Drivers license,…)
Imagine Grandma not being allowed to board with you to make the wedding, the funeral, the reunion,…
Imagine a new spouse not being allowed to fly for her honeymoon?
Or being a best man and missing the wedding?…
What about if I live in another state? What domestic travel restrictions will I face?
- U.S. passport
- U.S. passport card
- DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
- U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
- Permanent resident card
- Border crossing card
- DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license
- Airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
- Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
- HSPD-12 PIV card
- Foreign government-issued passport
- Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
- Transportation worker identification credential
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
- U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential
We wish that states would only be issuing new REAL ID drivers licenses to everyone. Rather than two different forms of driver’s license (with Non-REAL ID being the default. We think this is going to further create problems and confusion. That is why we continue to speak out about this issue and do our best to educate everyone. Because we look out for travelers, keeping them safe. BTW, did you know we can also insure you for emergency medical insurance domestically if your insurance and network do not cover where you are headed domestically, or internationally? It’s very affordable at only $1-2. a day including emergency evacuation!
TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. The companion will need acceptable identification.
While the Transportation Security Administration does not require children under 18 to travel with a photo ID, some airlines may require proof of age upon check-in. Bring your child’s birth certificate, or a copy of it, for smooth travels at the airport. This will prove your child’s age to airline personnel upon check-in. You should also contact your airline ahead of time to ask if a birth certificate or other ID is required for your children.
Minors arriving at domestic locations need to be met by an adult. That adult will need to provide photo identification when entering the airport, just like an air passenger would. When your child is returning home, the adult dropping a child off at a departure location will be required to show a photo ID.
Want to know more about domestic travel restrictions and REAL ID?
More from the Department of Homeland Security.
More from the TSA.
Q: Does the REAL ID Act require an applicant who wears a head covering for religious reasons to alter or remove the head covering so that the driver’s license or identification card photograph shows their hair or ears?
Q: Does an applicant have to provide documentation of all previous names if the name on the identity source documents – e.g., birth certificate – is different from the current legal name that will be displayed on the new license or identification card to be issued?
Q: Occasionally an alien may present a document that on its face has an expiration date that has already passed, yet the document has been extended by DHS and should be regarded as unexpired. Can a state accept a document under these circumstances?
Q: If a state has already copied an individual’s identity source documents, social security information, and proof of address prior to full compliance, does the individual need to re-submit those same documents when applying for a compliant license for the first time?
Q: New York, Vermont, Michigan, Minnesota and Washington currently issue “enhanced driver’s licenses” (EDLs) that are designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security as acceptable to enter the United States at land and sea ports of entry in accordance with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Are EDLs acceptable for official federal purposes such as boarding a commercial aircraft?