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 Post subject: Passport question
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:57 am 
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Do I need to carry my passport with me all the time when in aruba or can I leave it in a safe? If I need to carry it would a photo copy be sufficient? Or a picture of it on my phone?


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 Post subject: Re: Passport question
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:10 am 
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we put our passports in the safe when we arrive. We have never been asked for it in the over 30 years we have been going.


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 Post subject: Re: Passport question
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:29 am 
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No need to carry passport. Lock in safe. Do suggest you carry some sort of ID. Same as US.

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 Post subject: Re: Passport question
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:48 am 
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No need to carry with you, but making a copy and securing it away in a separate location is not a bad idea in case your original should get lost. It'll expedite getting a replacement.

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 Post subject: Re: Passport question
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:54 am 
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ScubaBOS wrote:
No need to carry with you, but making a copy and securing it away in a separate location is not a bad idea in case your original should get lost. It'll expedite getting a replacement.


That is what we do too...in Aruba we always have our license on us when we go out. Most cruises we find a license is sufficient to carry also unless a certain country requires having your passport on you.

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 Post subject: Re: Passport question
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Need passport for arrival and departure. And some/most hotels will ask for it at check-in, then give it back to you.
Never needed it for anything else on island since visiting starting in 2001.

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 Post subject: Re: Passport question
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Never been asked for ID in any form ever in the Caribbean. It seems to be more of a European request. When I do travel to Europe I make a color photocopy of my passport and carry that with me. Actual passport stays in the hotel/room safe.

In Aruba the only people I think will ask for Passport are the authorities. In that case having it on you may be the least of your problems.

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 Post subject: Re: Passport question
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Only twice that I can recall I needed to show our license along with our cruise set sail pass. Once was in Nassau and the other time was in a Mexican port of call when we were going back on the ship.

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 Post subject: Re: Passport question
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If you wish to use a credit card at Ling's I know they ask for identification. Driver's license is fine if not then passport.

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 Post subject: Re: Passport question
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ann wrote:
If you wish to use a credit card at Ling's I know they ask for identification. Driver's license is fine if not then passport.


I experienced in more places that a form of official identification (either passport or drivers license) is needed when using a credit card.

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