Foreign visitors planning a bareboat charter vacation might hear a familiar voice on the radio
reminding them of the upcoming change in document requirements for crossing the border
into the U.S. by land or sea.
The US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has launched a new radio Public Service Announcement featuring Glenn Frey, solo artist and founding member of the legendary rock band, the Eagles. The PSA is part of an integrated national communications campaign sponsored by CBP to educate travelers about the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) and the upcoming change in document requirements for crossing the border into the U.S. by land or sea.
Many foreign tourists pass through the United States or the US Virgin Islands on their way to a bareboat charter vacation. Whether planning a Bahama yacht charter or a Caribbean yacht charter, a foreign citizen bareboat charter customer needs to be aware of the new rules and document requirements when entering the United States.
In the audio recording, Frey, front man for the Eagles rock band, reminds travelers to obtain a compliant document and relates his own travel experiences to the audience. “In the 40 years that I’ve been touring the world with the Eagles, from Toronto to Tucson and across the southern border, I’ve learned the importance of being prepared. Getting back home is made simple with the proper documents. Travel safe, have fun, and take it easy,” Frey said.
The PSA is slated for distribution to radio stations across the country in February 2009.
As part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, the change in requirements will be implemented June 1, 2009, at all U.S. land borders and sea ports. WHTI was designed to facilitate trade and travel while ensuring that travelers crossing into the United States provide proper documentation denoting citizenship and identity.
Tourists planning a Caribbean yacht charter or a Bahama yacht charter are encouraged to contact a charter specialist at 1-800-BAREBOAT for more information about the documents and how to apply for them. Additional information can be found on the WHTI Web site: GetYouHome.gov
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