Passport Requirements for Popular Destinations

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popular destinationsSometimes, it can be hard to plan to travel if you are not sure of the things that you need such as documents required for you to be permitted to travel. To make it easier and faster to remember, ALL US citizens who wish to travel (including newborn babies) are required to secure a valid US passport. Read on and find out the requirements of famous tourist destinations in terms of documents for entry.

Canada

Yes. If you are going to Canada via air, you must have a valid US passport book upon entering the border and must have a ‘Visas’ blank page. If you plan to travel via land or sea, you only need a valid passport card but a passport book is also accepted.

Mexico

Yes. The validity of your US passport must have 6 months remaining upon return to the United States.  Just like Canada, flying to Mexico requires a passport book with one blank “Visas” page. For entry via land or sea, either a passport book or card can be presented.

Jamaica

Yes. You must have a valid passport book and a blank “visas” page upon entry. If you are traveling via land or sea, you can present either book or card but not many officials are familiar with the passport card that is why the passport book is highly recommended to be presented.

Caribbean Cruise

Yes. The validity of your US passport must have 6 months remaining upon return to the United States. Most cruise ships allow entry of tourists even with just a passport card, a passport book is still recommended for emergency purposes when the customer might need to go back to the US due to an emergency.

Bahamas

Yes. The passport book must be valid and must still have two blank pages.

Bermuda

Yes. Your US passport book must be valid and must have one blank page.

Costa Rica

Yes. US passport must be valid and must have one blank page.

Honduras

Yes. The validity of your US passport must have 6 months remaining upon return to the United States and have one blank page.

Brazil

Yes. The validity of your US passport must have 6 months remaining upon return to the United States and two blank pages.

United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland)

Yes. Must be valid for the full duration of stay and must still have one blank page

France

Yes and must be valid for six months upon date of return and must still have one blank page

Italy

Yes and must be valid for three months more after your planned duration of stay in the country and must still have two blank pages.

Spain

Yes. Similar to Italy, must have three months validity past you planned duration of stay and must still have one blank page.

Puerto Rico

No. This is a US territory and neither a passport book nor a passport card is required.