22 Jun Passports Not Needed For Travel To The US Virgin Islands
If you need an exotic vacation but don’t have a passport, it’s still possible if you book a Caribbean vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands. American citizens can travel to St. John, St. Croix and St. Thomas without a passport.
Maybe your passport expired, or there is a long delay due to Covid. You don’t need to wait. Just book your ticket, pack your bags and have an alternative form of I.D. such as your driver’s license to show at the airport.
Each of the US Virgin Islands is beautiful with unique highlights. You could spend 2-3 days on each island or choose one to experience everything the island has to offer. Most travelers love the U.S. Virgin Islands and return every year to enjoy the pristine paradise.
St. John is well-known for its national park that covers about 60% of the landscape. This little island is a fantastic place that has an abundance of nature that is thriving. Nature lovers can see all sorts of creatures and wildlife, including birds and sea life. You never know what you might see on scenic hikes and spectacular dives with some days spare for chilling out at your luxury resort. Set your alarm clock for your spa appointment and cocktail hour and maybe take a sunset stroll along the beach. St John is the perfect island for connecting with nature and relaxing.
Named the gateway to the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas is an upmarket stop with great shopping, including duty-free and quality restaurants along pristine shorelines. Dive into the turquoise waters for swimming, diving and snorkeling experiences that might be the best you’ve ever had. On land, you have Fort Christian and the Pirates Treasure Museum to explore as well as many other historical and cultural sites. Don’t miss the watchtower of Blackbeard’s Castle that has been standing since 1679. It was originally calledSkytsborg (protection castle) and the Danes used it to spot pirates planning to invade.
The luxury destination of St. Croix is infused with Dutch influence and is famous for its diving and underwater trails. There is plenty to see and do. Stunning beaches like Rainbow Beach and Pelican Cove Beach are as lovely as the names suggest. The main town of Christiansted has a scenic boardwalk dotted with fancy boutiques, restaurants and bars overlooking the water. Frederiksted is the second-largest town with brightly colored historic buildings including Victorian houses and quaint churches. Fort Frederiksted is a landmark worth visiting, and don’t miss a rum distillery tour.
You can’t go to the neighboring British Virgin Islands, but those three gems have plenty to keep you entertained.
The other places Americans can travel to without a passport besides the U.S. Virgin Islands are:
- Puerto Rico
- American Samoa
- The Northern Mariana Islands
No passport? No problem! You can be on your way to a tropical sandy beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands before you know it. Drop us a line and we will tell you more.