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Travel Documents: Passports & Visas

The Travel Planner you will receive after reserving your Backroads vacation contains details about documentation required for your trip. International travel requires a valid passport and U.S. citizens may also need to obtain a visa for certain countries. If you do not have a passport and/or need a visa, contact the appropriate consulate nearest you.

You should note that some countries require your passport to be valid for a specified amount of time beyond your departure date (up to 6 months). Be sure to check the expiration date and physical condition of your passport and verify the travel document requirements with the consulates of the countries you are planning to visit during your trip.

As of January 31, 2008, a valid passport is required for all U.S. citizens (including infants and children) traveling by air, land or sea to and from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Bermuda and the Caribbean (excluding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). This policy also applies to foreign nationals of Canada, Bermuda and Mexico. Please note that passport processing times have increased due to high volume. It takes up to 12 weeks to receive your passport from the date you applied so apply as soon as possible.

The U.S State Department Passport Services offers online passport application and renewal information for U.S. citizens.

If you need your visa or passport expedited, contact VisaCentral. In business for 50 years, VisaCentral specializes in fast, dependable, overnight and same day passport and visa services. Backroads guests receive exclusive savings! Just mention code 73013. Order online or call 866-788-1100 Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 7:00 pm, Central time.

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Lafayette, CO