IF YOU HEAD ACROSS THE BORDER BE PREPARED
Lots of people are visiting friends and relatives across the border. Customs and Border Protection has these reminders to help facilitate your passage into the U-S: You'll need a Passport, U.S. Passport Card, trusted traveler card or an Enhanced Driver’s License. Children under 16 can present an original or copy of their birth certificate. Be familiar with the "Know Before You Go" section of the CBP.gov web site to avoid fines and penalties. Wrap your gifts when you get to your destination, rather than before you cross the border. Check the CBP website for border wait times. Build extra time into your trip clock in case of a long wait at the border. Know the difference between goods for personal use and commercial use. And, do not bring fruits, meats, dairy/poultry products and firewood into the U-S without first checking whether they are permitted.