Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1636 times:
Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1): I have been all through the Caribbean and have never needed a passport. This was a couple of years ago on a ship though.
That was then, this is now. Previously, just proof of citizenship and applicable ID was needed. That being said, if you are a US citizen you need to walk with your passport, and yes all islands with the exception of Cuba (who I understand will only stamp your separate entrance Visa if requested) will stamp your passport. Most islands have immigration upon arrival and departure, so expect two stamps.
Are you travelling by ship or air? My post is for if your are travelling by air.
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1485 times:
Quoting MIA (Reply 9): Yeah, I dont want government officials knowing where I go and asking questions.
But they'll know anyway. When you arrive back in the US you'll have to fill out a customs form listing your airline and flight number. They'll be inputting that info into their computer. So, unless you're planning on going via a third destination like the Bahamas or the Dominican Republic (who, as far as I know, always stamp) you might want to try coming back from PLS by boat.
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