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Do I need my passport if a cruise makes a stop in Mexico?

Asked by wgallios (1768 points ) January 11th, 2011

I’m thinking about taking a 5 day cruise from probably LA, that would head down to Mexico, make a stop, and come back up to LA.

Would I need my passport to go on such a cruise?

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Arbornaut's avatar

I wouldn’t want to be stuck in mexico without my passport.
sorry, thats probably no help

marinelife's avatar

Yes. For reentering the U.S.:

“If you’re arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda by land or sea, you’ll generally have several choices: a passport; a passport card, a new type of ID that the U.S. government began issuing last year; an enhanced driver’s license, a new high-tech version offered by a few states; or so-called Trusted Traveler cards such as SENTRI and NEXUS for frequent border crossers.”

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WestRiverrat's avatar

Yes, it is advisable to take your passport on any cruise, even one that is scheduled to visit only domestic ports. You never know when you may have an unscheduled stop.

missingbite's avatar

Not just advisable it is now required for re-entry. Another example of post September 11th living.

row4food's avatar

When I went on a cruise, a passport was required to board the ship before we left. And we needed it at all of our ports of call, including St. Thomas which is a U.S. territory.

YARNLADY's avatar

Never leave the country without having your passport on you at all times.

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