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many americans plan a trip abroad this summer — As long as you can renew your passport in time.
Surge in demand for international travel is increasing U.S. passport balances. up to 13 weeks, the latency could get even worse in the coming months. But for the last-minute jetsetter, that doesn’t mean you have to spend your summer at home.
US citizens can travel to several locations US territory More than 50 states without passports, including the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the U.S. government.
This does not apply to other US territories and freely associated states such as American Samoa, Guam (determined on a case-by-case basis), Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands and Republic of Palau.
See photos of eight tropical islands Americans can travel to without getting their passports stamped.
1. Puerto Rico
main island of Puerto Rico.Alejandro Granadillo/Anadolu agency via Getty Images, BI
2. Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Sun Bay Beach in Esperanza, Vieques, Puerto Rico. Breiehagen/Getty Images (via BI)
3. Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Tourists walking on the beach at sunset on Saipan, the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands. Hamataro @ e-kamaakura/Getty Images via BI
4. Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands
Taga Beach, an idyllic cove beneath a cliff line, is one of the top attractions on Tinian in the Northern Mariana Islands. raksybH/Getty Images via BI
5. Rota, Northern Mariana Islands
On the west coast of Rota Island, near Son Son village. CampPhoto/Getty Images (via BI)
6. St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Port of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. NAPA74/Getty Images (via BI)
7. Saint John, US Virgin Islands
Cruz Bay in St. John, US Virgin Islands. Cdwheatley/Getty Images via BI
8. St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Charlotte Amalie Observatory, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.Oliver W. Otley III/Getty Images via BI