Do I still need a passport when travelling privately?
Travelling on an international private jet charter may be one of the most envied luxuries available in the travel industry. It’s all about flying somewhere conveniently and comfortably. It may seem that this ultra-lux way of travelling is exempt from certain regulations and procedures, but that’s not the case.
When boarding an international private jet charter, passengers are still required to bring their passports and visas along with them.
Passport Travel Tips
To make sure your charter runs as smoothly as possible, check the expiration date of your passport and/or visa. If it expires within six months of your departure date, you will want to replace it before your trip. It’s also a good idea to pack a copy of your passport as well. For extra backup, leave a copy of your passport with a family member or someone you trust.
Visa Travel Tips
If your trip is for work, you may require a visa. Some countries are very serious about this, and will enforce their laws upon your arrival. If you’re unsure if you need a visa or not, check with your employer or your destination’s embassy or consulate website.
Pets are welcome to travel with you on your jet charter, but they do require documentation of their own. You’ll definitely be asked to provide their immunization records. And you’ll need to be aware of the strict health, quarantine and customs requirements for the destination country. The US Department of Agriculture has a detailed list of destinations and requirements for travelling with pets.