When it comes to planning a trip, it’s better to be safe than sorry. So, when do you need a passport? Most trips outside of the United States will require one, unless your itinerary fits into one of the following exceptions:
- Closed-loop cruises, cruises that begin and end at the same US port. For these cruises, a birth certificate and driver’s license will suffice, though it’s better to have a passport in case you need to fly back home for an emergency or to another port if you miss the boat.