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Need a passport for Jamaica?

Does anyone know offhand if you need a passport to go to Jamaica? What if you go on a cruise? What about a plane?

 
mamofive

Asked by mamofive at 7:07 PM on Apr. 19, 2009 in Travel

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Answers (6)
  • yes..the passport card is acceptable in certain territories if by boat....but why not pay the extra bucks..take the time and get a passport, never know when that trip to europe is totally cheaper than you thought! saves time later!
    FoxyRoxyMommy

    Answer by FoxyRoxyMommy at 3:57 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • If you go anywhere outside of a US territory (regardless of whether it is a boat/plane/car) you now have to have a passport.
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 7:08 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • if you go by boat you can get the passport card, it takes about 3 weeks to get, if you go outside the us by plane you have to have a passport book..it takes up to 10 weeks..
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 7:15 PM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • we didn't need one to go on our cruise although the current laws could of changed. my husband doesn't have one and we went to jamaica for our honeymoon. i would check with the cruise line and airports. i'm pretty sure you will with an airline.
    melody77

    Answer by melody77 at 4:21 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • we went last yr in april if that helps any
    melody77

    Answer by melody77 at 4:21 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • I have gone to Jamaica twice since 2007 and both times I've had to have a passport. They check it 5 total times between here and there.

    Also, if you have to have it quickly, you can go to a passport office and pay a little more for expedition and have it in 2 weeks. :)

    Good luck, Jamaica is fabulous!!
    MommyRust

    Answer by MommyRust at 9:35 AM on Apr. 21, 2009