Amongst the excitement of counting down to your holiday abroad and ticking off the never-ending to-do list, there’s one vital thing to be aware of before jetting off.

You might be concentrating on packing up all the toys to keep the family entertained or some may be busy focusing on how many pairs of shoes they need for a week of backpacking, but remembering to check your passport expiry date is just as important.

This is because there are a lot of countries you could be travelling to which require six months left on your passport.

70 countries you need 6 months left on your passport to travel to
Here are the 70 countries that require six months of passport validity, according to VisaGuide.World. They are as follows:


Afghanistan, Indonesia, Samoa, Algeria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Anguilla, Iraq, Singapore, Bahrain, Israel, Solomon Islands, Bhutan, Jordan, Somalia, Botswana, Kenya, Somaliland, British Virgin Islands, Kiribati, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Laos, Sudan, Cambodia, Madagascar, Suriname, Cameroon, Malaysia, Taiwan, Cayman Islands, Marshall Islands, Tanzania, Central African Republic, Micronesia, Thailand, Chad, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Comoros, Namibia, Tokelau, Côte D’Ivoire, Nicaragua, Tonga, Curacao, Nigeria, Tuvalu, Ecuador, Oman, Uganda, Egypt, Palau, United Arab Emirates, El Salvador, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Equatorial Guinea, Philippines, Venezuela, Fiji, Qatar, Vietnam, Gabon, Rwanda, Yemen, Guinea Bissau, Saint Lucia, Zimbabwe, and Guyana.

41 countries you need 3 months left on your passport to travel to
Meanwhile, there are 41 countries that require three months of passport validity if you’re hoping to enter. These are:

Albania, Lithuania, Austria, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, Malta, Belarus, Moldova, Belgium, Monaco, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Czechia, Nauru, Estonia, Netherlands, Finland, New Zealand, France, North Macedonia, Georgia, Norway, Germany, Panama, Greece, Poland, Honduras, Portugal, Iceland, Senegal, Italy, Slovakia, Jordan, Slovenia, Kuwait, Spain, Latvia, Sweden, Lebanon, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.

You can find out more information about passport rules on the VisaGuide.World website.

If you need to renew your passport, head to the government website for advice.