As of June 1, 2009, passports or new passport cards will be required for land and sea, as well as air, travel to and from the United States. (Passport cards not acceptable for air travel) This includes visits to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, most of the Caribbean and 16 other countries. You used to only need one for air travel, but now you need one of these ID’s for driving and or arrival by boat. I am a firm believer in having a passport even if you are not planning on traveling, as you just don’t know what kind of circumstances will come up, and it can take up to 2 months to get your passport approved. Just a friendly little FYI!