How Can You Travel To Another Country Without A Passport? Basically as of June 1, 2009 you cant. Since then all US passengers traveling by land, sea or air need to have a passport. The US passport card is a slightly cheaper alternative but it only allows land travel to Canada and Mexico. That means you may be able to catch a bus down to Mexico and travel South American but if you catch a flight back you will not be permitted into the United States. You must return on foot.
- Get a passport or passport card The link at the bottom of the page will lead you to the US governments' passport page. If you decide NOT to do this keep in mind that you may not be able to leave the country.
- Pick a country If you decide to get a passport card you can leave and return to the US by foot or car. They are only accepted at the Mexican and Canadian borders, but you can continue your adventures on foot through out South America. Keep in mind that you wont be able to return by plane so plan accordingly.
- Consider a US territory You can travel to all of the following places without a passport: American Samoa, Howland Island, Baker Island, Johnston Atoll, Midway Islands, JarvisIsland, Kingman Reef, Palau, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll, Wake Island, Puerto Rico, Guam and more. Many of these places have a distinct culture and language that is quite different to mainland US with the added benefit that they all use the American dollar.
- Catch a flight, bus, bike, train, etc. Now you know what your options are for traveling without a passport, get a move on, you're wasting daylight!
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