Arizona Residents will Need 'Travel ID' to Board Airplanes
The Arizona Department of Transportation announced that its residents will need a new form of identification to pass through TSA screeners in the future.
As of Oct. 1, 2020, Grand Canyon state residents traveling out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Phoenix Mesa-Gateway, Flagstaff, Tucson International and Yuma International airports will need to carry "Voluntary Travel IDs” or be grounded, reported AZ Family.
The new ID will also be requisite to access restricted federal buildings and military bases, as standard credentials will no longer suffice.
Minors under age 18 will not be required to have the new ID if they are traveling with an adult who does.
According to AZ Central, driver’s licenses are not compliant with the REAL ID Act passed by Congress in 2005, which amped up identification requirements for air travelers in the wake of 9/11. To compensate, the Arizona Legislature passed a law that said a license or card holder must voluntarily take steps to secure a Voluntary Travel ID.
The Voluntary Travel ID’s cost $25 and are valid for eight years, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.