As we welcome the arrival of a fresh new year, Americans are keen to move forward from the long-suffered constraints of the pandemic era. For many, that means taking bucket-list-type trips overseas.
But, some sweeping changes are coming to the global travel scene in 2023, with new regulations, systems and services slated to take effect that will affect American trippers. Here is a look at some of the major developments that U.S. travelers need to know about this year.
The U.S. Passport Agency is finally upping its game, following a few pandemic years of serious processing delays, office closures and heavy backlogs. After a successful pilot program in 2022, the State Department is expected to fully launch its online passport renewal portal for use by the general public.