The U.S. State Department on Thursday updated its China travel warning, telling Americans to “exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals.” Continue reading U.S. State Department Issues Travel Warning to China, Urging ‘Increased Caution’
The United States State Department has updated its travel advisory for the country of Mexico. The agency’s warning to American citizens going to Mexico is to exercise increased caution due to crime.
The U.S.-Brazil open skies agreement that was signed in 2011 finally went into force Monday following its approval by Brazil president Michel Temer.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that five new airlines will be added to the list of approved PreCheck carriers.
The new airlines are Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and World Atlantic. With the additions, the TSA has now approved 47 total carriers for its PreCheck program.
Brazil’s new electronic visa program for American clients heading to the country officially launched in late January.
Starting this spring, getting a passport will cost $10 more for all U.S. travelers.
The Department of State announced this week that the passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, which means that adult passport books will now cost $145, up from $135, while child passports (aged 16-years-old and young) will now cost $115, up from $105.
President Trump released his proposed budget this week, a plan that included raising Transportation Security Administration fees for one-way tickets starting this spring.
The proposal calls for TSA fees, which mostly go toward airport operations, to go up $1, from $5.50 to $6.50, starting on Oct. 1. The proposed budget would then raise the fees again to $8.25 starting in 2020.
Biometric facial recognition could soon replace the traditional way of processing passengers at dozens of airports around the U.S., with the potential of drastically cutting red tape at checkpoints, according to John Wagner, deputy executive assistant commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.