Domestic vs. International Travel: Main Differences & What You Need for Each
For those of us that have the travel bug, the past two years have been challenging! Now that domestic and international travel is somewhat back to normal (aside from necessary testing), let’s make sure we remember all of the do’s and don’ts of domestic and international travel, and what you need for each!
Domestic vs. International Travel
For those that live in the US, domestic travel would be considered traveling anywhere within the 50 states, including US territories (Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, etc.). International travel is when you leave the US border and enter a new country, like leaving the US and going to London or Nigeria. They have their own customs and upon entering the country, you need to make sure you abide by their rules and regulations.
Normally, you do not need a passport to travel domestically. A passport is only necessary when traveling internationally; but always check the requirements of your destination.
Do I Need a Passport to Travel Domestically?
Where Can I Travel Without a Passport as a U.S. Citizen?
- Puerto Rico
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- Northern Mariana Islands
- American Samoa
Domestic Travel Requirements
Other than the typical ID/license and boarding pass, there are a few domestic travel requirements you need to make sure you have before starting your journey. A Clarity Clutch Mini can store your card holder (with ID), lip balm, keys, boarding pass (if you’re old school and print it), and phone to help keep you organized on your trip to the airport.
Your domestic travel requirements will depend heavily on where you are traveling to, the airport you’re flying to should have all of that information on their website. If you are in need of packing help, check out our ultimate packing lists. Whether you need an airplane carry-on checklist or some tips for what to pack in a checked bag, Truffle has got you covered.
International Travel Requirements
When traveling internationally, passports are almost always a requirement (Visas are also accepted where necessary). Getting through customs is the first task, but there are some international travel requirements that go beyond the airport.
What to Pack for International Travel?
- Passport Travel Wallet to keep all essentials, including your passport, safely in one place (can also be used as a chic clutch for evening wear)
- Travel Adapter for all chargers
- Clarity Packing Cube Trio
- Clarity Pouch Large for all beauty necessities