PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION
Traveling abroad? New passport requirements are now in effect. Get the latest information on your passport, visa, and health requirements—which can vary by travel mode—well in advance of your trip. We strongly recommends that every traveler be prepared by having a passport; if you don't have one, allow a minimum of 6–8 weeks to obtain one.

Air travel: Passports are now required for all U.S. citizens traveling to or from any international destination via air, with the exception of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

There are a few notable exceptions pertaining to land and sea border crossings:

  • U.S. citizens on cruises that begin and end in the same U.S. port and travel to destinations in Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, the Bahamas or Bermuda are able to re-enter the U.S. with proof of citizenship other than a passport or passport card. Acceptable proof of citizenship includes a U.S. state-issued original or certified copy of their birth certificate (hospital certificates are not acceptable) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization and a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license). Passports are required for cruises that begin in one U.S. port and end in another.

  • Children under the age of 16 who are citizens of the U.S. or Canada are exempt from the passport requirement for land and sea border crossings. In lieu of a passport, children are able to use a U.S. state-issued original or certified copy of their birth certificate (hospital certificates are not acceptable) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization as proof of citizenship for entry into the U.S. by land or by sea. Children entering or re-entering the U.S. by air are required to have a valid passport.

  • A new, lower-cost alternative to the passport, called a passport card, is acceptable for entries into the U.S. by land or sea. The passport card is not acceptable for air travel.
  • United States citizens can visit the State Department’s web site http://travel.state.gov/, or call the U.S. National Passport Information Center: (877) 4USA-PPT. Please allow at minimum 6–8 weeks for processing of the passport application. If you need to travel urgently and require a passport sooner, expedited processing is available.

IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PASSENGER TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE CORRECT AND VALID DOCUMENTATION FOR THEIR TRIP.

 

CHILDREN TRAVELING ALONE

 

General Age Guidelines:
Airline rules vary, but, generally this is what to expect on domestic flights:

 

Children ages 1 - 4 may fly only when accompanied by an adult. A child must be at least 5 to fly alone.
Children ages 5 - 7 can take a direct flight to a single destination but not connecting flights.
Children 8 and up may change aircraft on most airlines.

If they're between 8 and 11, they will be escorted by airline personnel to their connecting flight. A significant extra charge for this service is usually charged.
Older Children -- age 12 and up -- may not be routinely escorted, but you can request this assistance.

 

Anyone under the age of 17 who is flying alone on an international flight must have a signed note from a parent or responsible adult giving permission, destination and length of stay.

 

Please always check the requirements with the Airlines as these conditions are subject to change and also vary by Airline.

 

Minors must be met at their destination by another parent or responsible adult previously identified to the Airline.

 

 
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