New rules that required passports for travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda have caused an unprecedented backlog in passport processing. As a result, the State Department has waived the requirement for U.S. citizens through September 30.
Adults who have applied for but not yet received a passport should present government-issued photo identification and an official proof of application from the U.S. Department of State. Children under the age of 16 traveling with their parents or legal guardian will be permitted to travel with the child's proof of application. Travelers who have not applied for a passport should not expect to be accommodated. U.S. citizens with pending passport applications can obtain proof of application from the U.S. Department of State website.