international travel

  • All passengers (including U.S. citizens and children, regardless of age) must have a valid passport book in order to travel to and from the United States. Passport cards are not an approved form of identification and will not be accepted. Learn more about document requirements for international air travelers at, or
  • We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 120 minutes before your flight’s scheduled departure time.
  • You must check in and check bags no later than 60 minutes before your flight’s scheduled departure time. Checked baggage will not be accepted after this point.
  • No person under the age of 18 is permitted to travel on an international flight unless accompanied by a parent or companion at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Pets are not permitted to travel on international itineraries.
  • Customers traveling to the Dominican Republic must pay a $10 per passenger tourist tax upon entering the country. Only cash (USD) is accepted for payment.
  • Government taxes and fees may apply to children under 2 for international travel.
  • Additional policies for children traveling on international flights:
    • Children, regardless of age, must have a valid passport book in order to travel.
    • Depending on the customer’s circumstances and travel itinerary, additional travel document requirements may be imposed by the originating and/or destination country.
    • Many governments have initiated procedures at entry and exit points, which may include requiring documentary evidence of relationship and permission for the child’s travel from the non-traveling parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s).
    • In the case of a child traveling without both legal parents or guardians, customers must follow the guidelines provided by the country of destination.
    • For more information on specific requirements by country, click the country name below:
      1. Aruba
      2. Bahamas
      3. Dominican Republic
      4. Mexico
      5. Jamaica

Non-Resident Visitors to the U.S.

All alien non-resident visitors to the U.S. must list their U.S. destination address when entering the country. Learn more about U.S. entry and exit requirements for non-U.S. citizens at the Dept of Homeland Security’s website under Travel Security & Procedures.

passport, visa and health information

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More Resources

U.S. Department of State provides country-specific information for U.S. citizens traveling abroad and foreign citizens traveling to the U.S. Topics include documentation requirements, tips for safe and healthy travel and embassy contact information.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security invites international travelers to view multilingual videos and download brochures detailing U.S. entry/exit requirements for non-U.S. citizens. Visit their site to learn about the US-VISIT Program, machine-readable passports and biometric enhancements.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides country-specific information for international travelers on immunizations, disease risks and tips for staying healthy. The World Health Organization offers guidance on travel-related health risks and precautions.