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To travel to any country or island outside of the United States and it’s territories, a passport is required regardless of age. Many countries require that the passport expiration date is not less than 6-12 months prior to the date of travel.
As the traveler it is your personal responsibility to ensure that your passport is valid. Just Ask Kiky can assist in advising entry requirements, but it is the sole responsibility of the traveler to ensure
that passports, travel documents and entry visas meet the conditions of the countries the traveler is visiting.
There are some situations (very few) where passport cards or birth certificates are valid options of identification for travel. NOTE: that these forms of identification require additional documents and are valid in very limited travel areas including cruise ships.
The US Department of State has it all spelled out. Find out costs and steps along with completing the form online.
Enroll in STEP – S mart T raveler E nrollment P rogram
The US Department of State has more than just passport information. This is site is a must to pin in your favorites. Not only can apply for a passport but you can check travel alerts, get information on required visas or vaccinations and so much more.
Anytime you will travel outside the country enroll in the STEP program. The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. You’ll receive information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans. It also helps the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency. In reverse it assist with family members finding and contacting you.
Travel Protection and Travel Insurance
Travel can be a huge investment. While nothing beats a lifetime of memories, any small thing can become a disaster if it causes you to miss your much needed vacation and lose most if not all the money you paid to go. Unfortunately, there are always situations and factors that may arise to cause you to cancel your trip. Just Ask Kiky always recommends that you purchase travel insurance (even if it’s not through us) to safeguard your trip and secure your investment.
Depending on the particular contract, there are usually fees and penalties involved with canceling. Just Ask Kiky will assess those fees/penalties according to the particular contract/trip that you are on when resolving your cancellation request. Although purchasing insurance is not a guarantee that all claims will be paid (or paid to your satisfaction), it will provide some type of return on your investment. Insurance is recommended for all trips.
Just Ask Kiky provides quotes through Travel Guard an AIG product. To see details, terms, conditions and pricing click here for details. You can purchase directly from this site as well. Be sure to add all costs included in your vacation (air, accommodations, transportation, etc)
Just Ask Kiky is not liable for any claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, delays or loss of enjoyment, of any nature or kind whatsoever, resulting from events beyond our or a supplier’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lockouts or other labour disputes or disruptions, wars, blockades, insurrections, riots, earthquakes, weather conditions, floods or acts or restraints imposed by government authorities.