Welcome to Gay Travel Today! I’m Teraj and I’ll be your guide as we explore, engage and indulge in the world of LGBTQ+ travel today.

Some COVID-19 shutdowns are working toward the traveler’s advantage. The deadline for Real ID driver’s licenses and ID cards has been extended to Oct. 1, 2021. The original deadline was October of this year, but with DMV offices having to shut down for social distancing requirements, the federal goverment has extended the deadline. For travelers, this means that when Real IDs do go into effect in 2021, you’ll either need a passport or Real ID identifier to board a domestic flight. A Real ID-compliant license features a star in the upper portion. To receive one of these enhanced licenses, you will need to visit your local DMV for an in-person meeting; unfortunately it cannot be done online. So for the time being, while DMV offices are closed rules have been pretty flexible. TSA is allowing travelers to use an expired driver’s license to pass through security and bring bottles of 12-ounce hand sanitizer in carry-on luggage. Do you have your Real ID licenses already? Share your experience on getting one with us by hashtagging #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel.

Also follow me on Instagram @teraj08 and also follow the provider of this awesome content @sagitravelfriendly and remember to use the Gay Travel Skill to book your next destination and also get those much needed up-to-the-date travel advisories. All you have to do is enable Gay Travel Skill on your favorite voice assistant and simply say “open gay travel.” I’ll catch you tomorrow, so bon voyage wherever you are!