Mexico City, Mexico, June 10, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Just in time for the weekend and summers high travel season, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the State Department are expected to announce an ease of the requirements for U.S. citizens returning to the US from Canada and Mexico. Now U.S. citizens may use “proof of passport applications”, rather than actual passports, to enter the U.S. from Canada and Mexico, an administration official said. Bamba Experience the premier adventure travel company in Mexico now facilitates the entire process for U.S. citizens requiring assistance while in Mexico.
The U.S. Government decided to suspend the passport requirement for Canada and Mexico because of the backlog created by the original ruling, and the busy summer travel season, the official said. Through the end of September, U.S. citizens only need to prove they have submitted an application for a passport, allowing them to re-enter the U.S., the official said. Those who haven't submitted applications will still have to go through the passport process.
Bamba Experience has developed an internal process to address the needs of U.S. citizens, requiring proof of their application for passports should the need arise. “In Adventure travel, stuff gets lost”, stated Paul Sarfati, President of Bamba Experience. “We have always supported our clients’ when they loose their important documents, and we try to ease the burden. Our objectives with our new passport proofing services are simply that we want people to discover Mexico through Bamba Experience without worry, we feel that this was a smart move on the part of the U.S. Government”, continued Mr. Sarfati.
“Our process took some time to develop but we finally perfected it”, stated Arturo Martinez, Vice President and Director of Operations for Bamba Experience. “With our extensive routes through Mexico, no matter where a U.S. citizen may be from Mexico City to the Yucatan, Bamba Experience has a route close by, where we can get them their documents.”
In January, the U.S. government began requiring U.S. citizens traveling by air from Canada, Mexico, South America, Central America and the Caribbean to have a passport. Officials determined the requirement would help prevent terrorist suspects from entering the country. The rule produced a flood of passport applications, a 12- week backlog in issuing passports and numerous protests from travelers.
In January 2008, a passport or a special identification card will be required when traveling by land over Canadian and Mexican borders.