- According to the State Department, routine wait times for a passport are eight to 11 weeks.
- Not all destinations require US tourists to carry a passport.
- From Caribbean destinations to closed-loop travel, here are the places Americans can go without a passport.
With the easing of travel restrictions in many countries and the tally of COVID-19 cases in the United States, international travel is expected to resume this summer.
But for those who don’t have a passport yet, don’t expect to fly to Rome or Paris anytime soon.
Routine wait times for a passport are eight to 11 weeks, and that doesn’t include mailing times, according to the State Department. Paying a $60 fee can speed up the process, but travelers will still have to wait five to seven weeks for processing.