Story last updated at 6/3/2009 - 12:14 pm
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities officials are reminding travelers intending to enter Alaska from Canada that as of June 1, all U.S. and Canadian travelers must show proof of identity and proof of citizenship. Necessary identification will be required for motorists entering the state at various border crossings on the road system as well as passengers boarding Alaska Marine Highway System ferries in Prince Rupert.
U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry must have a passport, passport card, or other travel document approved by the Department of Homeland Security. U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card.
U.S. citizen children ages 16 through 18, when traveling with a school or religious group, social organization, or sports team, will be able to enter under adult supervision with originals or copies of their birth certificates or other proof of citizenship.