DO YOU NEED A PASSPORT TO GO TO PUERTO RICO? (UPADTED 2020)
Questions about whether or not you need a aren’t dumb. In fact, even as a world , I didn’t have the answer until I planned a to .
These islands are one of the most beautiful places in the world. And well worth a visit. But what are the for Americans planning a to to .
Let’s dive a little deeper at look at the rules to find out when and if you need a to go to .
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The quick answer for America Citizens is… no; You do not need a visit …. that is in most cases. to
isn’t a state (yet), but rather it is part of the American Common Wealth (Just like the ) so a isn’t required. Although, some people have had trouble in the past with the airlines when not having a .
AS A U.S.
If you are a of the of America traveling to is the same as traveling to any as state.
So you don’t need a , , , or to to as an .
In fact, even the airport taxes and fees are the same as flying to any of the most beautiful places in .
And since it is considered has you don’t even pay international airport tax flying to .
Is there a better deal for an Getaway?
It is important to note that U.S. suggest bringing a government issued I.D . That means a like a .. Well, a
However, as well will talk about soon, there have been some people wrongly turned away.
So you have a . then you should bring it along with your or another
Another option is emailing pictures of multiple IDs to yourself in case yours gets damaged, lost, or stolen.
These applies to both exiting and leaving the .
The easy of to makes an ideal destination if you haven’t got your and want to get away from mainland America. And very appealing , who venture here.
So if you’re longing for a tropical getaway on a far off is your answer., but missing a ? Then
IF YOU HAVE A ?
No, Holders have the same requirements for as American Citizens.
WILL I HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE AIRLINES?
Imagine you’re on the plane before take off. Suddenly you jerk up in your seat “Do you have to have a to go to ?” you ask yourself.
Well, like we talked about it is not required for U.S. citizens to have a the , I have heard and read cases of where the airlines tell customers that they must have a to get on the plane. to go
They rushed ordered a for their son, but when they got to the airport, no one asked to see the passports.
So they spent almost $300 on a rush order for nothing. if this happens to you tell them that you ask they think that you do need a to go to .
When the Miami Herald wrote a post and contacted the airline, they were reimbursed for the rush order of a .
For passports aren’t required, but you never know what the airlines are going to say.
Which is why I say bring a backup . If you have a , then I would consider bringing it in case of trouble.
WHEN YOU NEED A TO GO TO
There is only one instance that I have found in which citizens of the requirements. didn’t have the right
For example, if you are an but and are catching an insanely cheap flight directly from backpacking Europe to , you will need to show your when you land in .
However, this shouldn’t be a huge hassle because if you are in another , then you have your anyway.
You will need to show your it upon arrival so make sure you don’t pack it in your checked luggage.
FOR A NON US .
Simply, yes. If you are a not a of the , you not only need a travelers, but you will also need a .
The is the same you need for entry into America so no need to get an expensive .
If you are a , as some providers don’t cover you in your home . , all the same, laws apply to you as traveling anywhere in America. If you are an NON U.S. This means you need to be careful when choosing your
, all the same rules apply to you as they would traveling to any other part of America.
Imagine as the 51th state .If you treat it this way when planning out your and you will have an easier time planning your .
REQUIREMENTS FOR FAQS
CAN I GO TO WITHOUT A
What kind of ID do you need to fly to ? If you are a of the U.S. then yes, all you need is a valid government issued I.D. not a .
DO YOU NEED A FOR 2021 IN ?
Can I go to visit . However, you need a and possibly a to visit . if I am not a US ? Yes, If you are not from the USA you can
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO TO
American Citizens only need a government issued photo I.D. This can be a drivers license. If you aren’t a of the USA then you need a to enter the USA as well as a .
IF YOU HAVE A ?
The same rules apply to holders as US Citizens and Therefore you do not need a to go to as a .
I believe people with a card, but you might want to contact someone to make sure it works as a . If this sounds like you the best thing you can do is contact an embassy and tell them about your to make sure you have to enter. That way if you need a they can help you with the you need.
MORE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT
WHAT KIND OF ID DO YOU NEED TO FLY TO ?
As we have outlined. . isn’t a ! Therefore any that you can use for you can use to to PR whether you are flying or arriving by
According to the TSA, these documents work for traveling to .
- Driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
- DHS trusted cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
- U.S. Department of Defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents
- Border crossing card
- State-issued Enhanced
- Federally recognized, tribal-issued
- HSPD-12 PIV card
- Foreign government-issued
- Canadian provincial or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
- Transportation worker identification credential
- U.S. and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
- U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential
- Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)
WHAT TYPE OF MONEY DO YOU USE IN ?
OTHER THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT
Phones – If you are using a US phone provider than your phone should work fine. If you a lot I recommend the T-Mobile international plan that works in over 100 countries.
Currency – You have don’t need to exchange currency uses the USD
Budget – is a tiny on which most things are imported. This means that the price of food and drink is quite high.
Credit and Debit Cards – Your credit and debit cards should work fine, but I always advise calling the banks and letting them know you are traveling. They will put a status on your card which stops if from being blocked.
So what are you waiting for, get some cheap tickets using Kayak Explore, or hop on a , and start your vacation to Rico free.
I hope this answered the question of . But if you have more questions contact your local .
And there we go! So on you don’t need to have a to go to . However, if you have one, take it just in case, because in the past some airlines have caused issues.
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