Security at Border Tightens - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather

Security at Border Tightens

BLAINE, Wash. -- Traffic is moving normally at the main border crossing at Blaine as new document requirements take effect for travelers returning to the United States.

Customs and Border Protection spokesman Tom Schreiber says agents are seeing few people Monday morning without the required documents.

The new security rules for land and sea border crossings require U.S. citizens to show a passport, passport card issued by the State Department or enhanced driver's license, which use a microchip to store a person's information. Some citizens also may use a trusted traveler document like a Nexus card.

Travelers who do not have the proper document will get a warning and be delayed for a background check.