Yes and no! A passport for any US citizen is required for all air and automobile travel outside of the US. The exception is closed-loop cruises that sail roundtrip from the same US port. A birth certificate and picture ID can be presented for these cruises. For more detailed information, including the new fees, please visit the State Department’s website at www.travel.state.gov
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