Spring break is a popular time to melt any lingering winter blues with a tropical vacation. However, for those who don’t have passports, the window for getting one in time for a spring getaway is quickly closing.
Passports take four-six weeks to process (or two-three weeks with a fee for expediting). But vacation planners without time on their side can still pick from plenty of sunny spring-break destinations.
On the Mainland
Passport-Free Island Escapes
Cruises: On many cruises departing and arriving at the same U.S. port, passengers can use both a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, and proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate (for destinations in Mexico, Canada, Caribbean, Bahamas or Bermuda). However, passengers are strongly recommended to use a passport instead, in case of an emergency requiring a flight back to the U.S. during the cruise.
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