If youre a resident of New York, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Louisiana, or American Samoa youll need a passport to travel by airplane within the United States as of 2016. The exact date hasnt been announced yet.
Jen Hobbs Time.com reports that this new policy is a result of The Real ID Act, which was passed by Congress in 2005. Seven years later, the Department of Homeland Security is ready to enforce the legislation. Heres what you need to know: The Real ID Act isa counterterrorism measure to standardize the reliability and