BRITS traveling abroad this summer are being urged to check their passports if they are out of date.
Some countries require up to six months to remain in the passport for vacationers to visit.
If you do not meet the entry requirements for your destination, you will be denied boarding.
There are more than 70 countries that require the extra months – here is the full list:
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Central African Republic
- Ivory Coast
- Equatorial Guinea
- Guinea Bissau
- Marshall Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Saint Lucia
- Saudi Arabia
- Solomon Islands
- Sri Lanka
- Timor Lesse
- United Arab Emirates
Some of the most popular holiday destinations on this list are Egypt, Thailand and Indonesia, as well as the United Arab Emirates, home of Dubai.
It’s not the only new rule – Brits now need at least three months on their passport to travel to countries in Europe.
And the Expiration date may not be correct neither, as new UK regulations no longer allow passports to be more than 10 years old.
Previous rules allowed Brits to add up to nine additional months when renewing a passport – these are no longer valid.
Some Brits have fallen victim to this new rule and only realized it when they were turned away from their flight.
Back in November, a mother was banned from her flight after she was said her passport was out of date – although it wasn’t.
And a woman lost her dream holiday worth £2,600 due to confusion over her Passport Expiry Dates.
We recently explained that Three things to check on your passport so as not to miss your vacation.
And families are urged to apply for their passport no later than 10 weeks before their holiday – with the Fast track website even crashes due to demand.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8722591/passport-expiry-six-months-countries/ The complete list of countries where you need six months in your passport