The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the deadline for REAL ID travel requirement enforcement will be pushed back to May 2023.

The previous deadline was October 1st, 2021. A release from DHS said the postponement was due to “circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.” Last month, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said only 22-percent of residents with a state ID have a REAL ID. With the new delay,

beginning May 3rd, 2023, U-S travelers will need a REAL ID, enhanced driver’s license, passport, or other acceptable documentation to board a flight.