View Single Post
  #22 (permalink)  
Old August 25th, 2011, 08:09 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Mike M Mike M is offline
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,767
Default

Having a "photocopy" of your passport may shorten the time it takes to get a replacement by a day or so but it is worthless for transportation or even as a source of identification.

If you don't have your actual passport you will spend a couple of days wherever you are stuck before you fly home. It all depends on how long it takes the U.S. Consulate to issue a replacement or temporary passport. That is if there is even a U.S. Consulate or Embassy where you are.

There are risks to carrying your passport onshore and there are risks if you don't. The choice is yours.

If I'm going for any extended tour I take my passport with me.

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote