Passport delayed? 5 places you can travel without one.
For many U.S. citizens, that means hoped-for summer vacation plans might have to change.
Peter Vlitas, executive vice president of supplier relations at Internova Travel Group, said travel advisers are frequently hearing from desperate clients.
“Every day, we have literally dozens, if not hundreds, of customer saying, ‘Can you help me expedite a passport?’ ” he said. “And the honest answer is ‘no.’”
Instead, travelers without a valid passport are choosing domestic destinations near and far, from Florida to Hawaii and Alaska — and many places in between. But there are other, more far-flung locales to choose from.
Travelers should, of course, check for local covid-19 restrictions; make sure to have the required forms of identification including proof of citizenship; and research every step of the journey to avoid potential border issues in transit.
The U.S. territory in the Caribbean started allowing visitors to return in September 2020, and it started to let up on some lockdown measures earlier this year. Vaccinated travelers need to upload their vaccine card through the travel declaration form portal. Unvaccinated travelers must …
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