Which Caribbean Islands Require Passport?
The Caribbean is a wonderful place to visit on vacation any time of year, and with the cruise industry poised to set a record 23 million passengers in 2015, it’s sure to raise questions about which Caribbean islands require a Passport.
“The time between booking travel and check-in date is shrinking, with Americans booking a median 18 days in advance, and just 26 days before traveling to the Caribbean,” says Isar Meitis, President of e-Commerce for Last Minute Travel Club (LMTclub.com). “Our expert agents within our call center are continually being asked about passport requirements when booking last minute.”
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Puerto Rico – U.S. citizens must have a state-issued photo ID, however, no passport is required (though you may use a passport as ID). For U.S. residents that have a foreign passport, use your U.S. visa, or naturalization certificate, or residence card when entering Puerto Rican immigration.
U.S. Virgin Islands – Same rules as above apply, however, the USVI tourism board states that a passport is still the best identification when traveling to St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.
Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, etc. – If you are traveling by plane from the U.S., you must have a U.S. Passport. While traveling on a cruise, see the rules set by the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), or click HERE to read descriptions based on travel by sea.
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