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Originally Posted by FSMike View Post
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What I gather from your post is that the Passport Card can be used to enter the United States. The OP's question was about entering other countries, which in most cases I believe require actual passports. The Bahamas have traditionally been an exception to that, having in the past only required some ID like a valid driver's license or something similar to prove you are from the USA. That may have changed since you now can't reenter the States from the Bahamas without a Passport or, apparently, at least a Passport Card.
I made a call about wording on the web site and I was told rather bluntly that you had to show the Passport Card to leave the USA.... Meaning you had to use the card in order to leave the country and you need to use it to enter the country from the area listed and only those countries.

You do need a passport or passport card in the Bahamas. A driver's license is not longer valet ID.

"I read the Western Hemisphere Initiative and took from it that all Caribbean countries accept the passport card if you arrive by sea. I know it works on a cruise ship, how bout a private cruiser? Anyone know for sure?"

I don't know for sure. I assume that you can. I would call to confirm.

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