There’s a lot happening in 2020. There’s a presidential election, Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics, and Real ID will take effect nationwide. Most states have already implemented Real ID.
But what exactly is Real ID? And what does it mean for travelers?
According to the Department of Homeland Security, Real ID is designed to set standards for issuing sources of identification, like driver’s licenses. State-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards must meet certain security standards, and federal agencies cannot accept them if they don’t meet these standards. Americans will need Real ID to access federal facilities, board federally regulated commercial aircraft, and enter nuclear power plants. However, Real IDs cannot be used for international or sea travel.
Travel and entertainment (T&E) makes up a sizable portion of a company’s budget. While most states already comply with Real ID, the official deadline to implement this legislation is October 1, 2020. It’ll be interesting to see how the adoption of Real ID will affect companies and their employees, particularly multi-national corporations.
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