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5 Places Americans Can Visit Without a U.S. Passport

Passports are expensive. Not everyone can afford them and trying to get one renewed during the pandemic is likely not panning out to well.

But not having one shouldn't prevent you from traveling. If you happen to be an American citizen, there are a handful of destinations you can visit without a U.S. passport.

Keep scrolling to discover which locations they are!

Aerial shot of a hotel in Guam

American Samoa

Nestled between Fiji and the Cook Islands, American Samoa is a territory unlike any other. You'll be immersed in Samoan culture, which isn't often showcased in the U.S. There is no limit to the number of adventures you'll embark on during your time there.


It may come as a surprise that Guam is on this list, but Americans can indeed visit this territory without their passport. The U.S. military takes up a lot of land, though there are plenty of more exciting things to experience in Guam. From the lowest depths of the sea to the highest points on land, you'll take in spectacular views everywhere you look.

Northern Mariana Islands

The Northern Mariana Islands is a recent addition to the list of places Americans can travel without a passport. The southern neighbor to Japan and Korea, many tourists flock to this destination for its rich history. If you're not a history buff, the islands can offer you experiences of a lifetime. Up to swim with sea turtles and reef sharks?

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been an unincorporated territory of the U.S. for quite some time now. Still, it may be shocking to hear a passport isn't required for entry. Puerto Ricans wouldn't mind seeing the territory become a state, though who knows when that will actually happen. Regardless, it is a magical place to visit, so book your ticket now.

United States Virgin Islands

The final destination Americans can visit sans a passport is the U.S. Virgin Islands. St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John make up the Virgin Islands, which is just a hop, skip, and jump away from Puerto Rico. Each island offers its own unique experiences, though we suggest visiting them all.

Even though we're still in the midst of a pandemic, Americans can travel to THESE various destinations around the globe.

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