Beginning on January 22, 2018, if you live in one of these nine states, you will be required to have a passport to fly to Disney or any other domestic locations. The states are:
- South Carolina
The Department of Homeland Security will also allow a Military ID or Permanent Resident Card to pass through TSA checkpoints if you do not already have a passport.
The change for these nine state comes from them not complying with the Real ID Act of 2005. The Act requires states to have driver’s licenses that “verify every ID applicant’s identity, put anti-counterfeit technology in the production of the card and conduct background checks on those who issue driver’s licenses.”
States on this list may be given an extension if they start to change their ID process. As of today, only 24 state are complaint including Washington DC and the rest have been given an extension. By 2020 it will be mandatory for states to have changed their ID processes and be in compliance with the Act,
Signs like this one have started popping up at airports across the country including Orlando International Airport preparing travelers for the change.
Do you live in one of the state effected by this change?
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