No passport required for cruise
Posted 03 April 2008 - 11:40 AM
I know this was a major concern for alot of our guests becuase they did not have a passport...wanted to pass along the good news.
Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:06 PM
Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:33 PM
(1) some individual cruise lines will require passports, regardless of the immigration policies;
(2) if you miss your boat and need to take a plane to catch up to it at the next port you cannot do so without a passport;
(3) If your cruise departs or arrives from outside the US and you are flying to get there or home, you must have a passport to do so.
Generally, if you have time to get a passport, get one.
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:10 AM
Some cruise lines can still require them for boarding. And if they don't now but decide to change their policy a month before you're wedding, now guests are paying expedited processing fees IF they can get them at all.
And if I only had a dollar for every passenger I've heard of that missed the boat on departure day and had to catch up to the ship afterwards
It is good news, but still, best bet is to encourage they get them.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 01:01 AM
Posted 04 April 2008 - 03:19 AM
Best bet...don't risk it...get passports
Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:16 AM
Areas that fall under the WHTI:
The Caribbean region (includes 17 regions)
We are going to Jamiaca and the Caymans so we are good to go.
The travel agent did urge us to have them anyways and many of the travelers in our group do but for those who don't this was a great PLUS.
Here is a little exerpt from the travel.state.gov website about the policy:
ALL PERSONS traveling by air outside of the United States are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States.
LAND AND SEA TRAVEL
The following summarizes information available on the Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s website.
U.S. citizens need to present either (a) a passport, passport card (available in spring 200, or WHTI-compliant document; or ( a government-issued photo ID, such as a driverâ€™s license, along with proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.
On June 1, 2009, the U.S. government will implement the full requirements of the land and sea phase of WHTI. The proposed rules require most U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry to have a passport, passport card, or WHTI-compliant document.
Note: The passport requirement does NOT apply to U.S. citizens traveling to or returning directly from a U.S. territory.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:24 AM
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