All passengers traveling by air must have a passport to enter or re-enter the United States. The new regulations went into effect on Jan. 8, 2007.
The National Foreign Trade Council estimates the United States has lost $31 billion in international business between 2002 and 2004 due to tightened entry regulations that went into effect post-9/11. Bloomberg News predicts new U.S. visa requirements will mean even bigger losses as companies abroad choose to meet in countries that are easier to enter. […]
OK, you have a bit more time to get your passport if you’re traveling by air between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico or Bermuda. The official deadline was moved back to Jan. 23, 2007 (originally set for Jan. 1, then moved to Jan. 8).
The U.S. House and Senate have approved a measure to postpone the 2007 deadline requiring travelers entering the county by land or by sea to show a passport or other official documentation.