Important Travel Information on Puerto Rico

Inaccurate press reports about travel between Puerto Rico and mainland United States


Contrary to a number of inaccurate press reports stemming from a July 16, 2012 article that misquoted a State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs official, there is no passport requirement for U.S. citizens for direct travel between the mainland United States and U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


The Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs is looking forward to opening the San Juan Passport Agency in San Juan, Puerto Rico to better serve U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico.