US Allows Americans with Expired Passports to Return Home

Citing delays in passport renewals caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department said certain passports that expired on or after Jan. 1, 2021, will be honored for reentry into the United States until Dec. 31.

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This May 25, 2021 photo shows a U.S. Passport cover in Washington. The Biden administration says American citizens holding recently expired U.S. passports will be allowed to return home from abroad on that document until the end of year. (AP Photo/Eileen Putman)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says many American citizens holding recently expired U.S. passports will be allowed to return home from abroad on that document until the end of year. Citing delays in passport renewals caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department said certain passports that expired on or after Jan. 1, 2021, will be honored for reentry into the United States until Dec. 31. That’s because the pandemic forced the department and…

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