Travelers get a break: Real ID deadline being pushed back due to the coronavirus

Renewing your licenses or getting a new “Real ID” can be confusing. A breakdown of a few of the things you’ll need to know. Wochit Travelers who have procrastinated making appointments to obtain driver’s licenses or state identification cards that comply with the federal government’s Real ID law are catching a break. To avoid crowding at state motor-vehicle department offices, President Donald Trump said Monday that the deadline to obtain the enhanced licenses will be moved back. The change is intended to foster social distancing to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Without the change, many would not be allowed to board flights in the U.S. without one of the Real ID cards starting Oct. 1, though Real ID-compliant forms of identification don’t just include driver’s licenses. A passport or a passport card meets the requirement, as do Global Entry cards for U.S. travelers returning from overseas. More: […]

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