June 30, 2014 marked the start of big changes in border crossing procedures between Canada and the U.S. as part of the Entry-Exit Initiative and the Perimeter Security and Competitiveness Action Plan. Travellers are now required to swipe passports both when they enter and when they depart each country, and Canada and the U.S. now share this information. For the first time, both countries will know, in real time, which country travellers have been in and for how long. These changes will be particularly relevant to Canadian “Snowbirds” who travel south each year to escape the harsh Canadian winter. So what do the changes mean for Snowbirds?