In the light of recent controversy over passport requirements we don’t want anyone getting confused, (or worst case – stranded at departure!).
There was word in our regional press that the US Government were about to delay the need for travellers to obtain a passport until June 2009 – which would have been a nice bit of breathing space for everyone. But our hopes of the delay have been dashed once and for all – Here’s a quote from the most up to date press release on this matter, from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (looks like cruise-ship passengers are the only ones who are off the hook for now):
“(An) amendment delays the implementation of the new passport requirements until June 1, 2009 for land crossings at the Mexican and Canadian borders and for cruise passengers coming to the U.S. from the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada or Bermuda but still requires all U.S. citizens traveling by air to these regions to have a passport by Jan. 8, 2007.
If you don’t have a passport and will be visiting Grand Cayman after the 8th of January – now is the time to apply for one – quick smart!
Be sure to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions about this matter.