By now you’ve probably gotten the memo that Daylight Saving Time starts tonight in the United States. What you may not realize is that the United States isn’t the only country where Daylight Saving Time occurs, and not everyone does it tonight.
Tonight’s time change effects the United States, most of Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Cuba, and Turks and Caicos.
However, if you’re in Europe you’ll “spring forward” on March 25th at 1am, Travel and Leisure notes.
Countries in the southern hemisphere are actually falling back wheel we’re springing forward. Brazil has already gone back an hour, and Chile will make the change on May 13 and Australia and New Zealand on April 1st.
If you have international travel plans in your immediate future, then it pays to note when those time changes are occurring. Your phone might not automatically change to the right time, especially if you’re just in town for a layover, and you could run into trouble if you’re not paying attention.
You can check when Daylight Saving Time happens around the world here.
I’m actually flying back from Europe next Sunday morning when that time change happens. While I’d like to hope that my hotel will give me a heads up, it would be oh-too-easy to not realize and show up too late for my 9am flight home.