Do you need a passport to travel to St. Thomas or the U.S. Virgin Islands?
In some instances you may not need a passport. Others may need a passport. Continue reading to find out if you need one.
If you live in the United States…
I really, really love the U.S. Virgin Islands. One great thing about it is that you do not need a passport to travel there if you are a United States citizen. You can visit some amazingly beautiful islands in the Caribbean and you can save money by not needing to pay for a passport.
We have passports now, but we didn’t before. We were on a budget, so traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands without having to pay for a passport really appealed to us.
Anyway, no, you do not need a passport. It might speed up the security process when you are at the airport, but you technically do not need it.
However, if you do not bring your passport, you will NEED to bring your birth certificate. It cannot be a copy either, they want the real thing. So, do not make a copy of your birth certificate and leave the real one at home. That will not work.
Also, I should mention that if you plan on traveling to the British Virgin Islands, that you will 100% need a passport. So, even if you are just stopping by the B.V.I. for just a few hours, you will need your passport with you.
If you do not live in the United States.
If you do not live in the United States, then you will need a passport to visit the St. Thomas or any of the other United States Virgin Islands.
I should say that if you have a passport, then I would just bring it regardless. It really makes life easier to have one, so why not? Also, remember that if you have your passport with you, then you can travel to some of the other nearby islands in the Caribbean with ease. Many people who travel to St. Croix, St. Thomas, or St. John tend to visit an island in the British Virgin Islands, so it is a good idea to have your passport on you.
Have you ever traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands?
What’s your favorite place in the Caribbean?