Airports can be a stressful place. For world travelers, a passport is one of the most important documents you will own and I don’t need to tell you that it’s one of the most important items to keep an eye on when traveling. Losing your passport during your travels can be one of the most horrifying experiences that can totally ruin your trip.
Passport covers protect your passport from normal wear and tear, and getting liquids spilled on them. If you use your passport a lot, then this can be a very good thing. They also help you quickly identify the passport in your luggage or bag. A dark blue cover doesn’t always make itself known in a dark bag. They can add extra organisation. Some covers contain extra pockets inside for money, ID’s, vaccination proof, boarding passes or any other travel information.
Passport covers no longer have to be dreary and boring but can be super fashionable and form an integral part of your overall travel style! If you are like me and you like to accessorize everything, you will definitely have fun with them. These are my 2017 Top 5 favorite luxe passport covers from some of my favourite brands.
5. THE CASE FACTORY
The Case Factory’s python leather cover is handcrafted from soft leather treated with a special embossing technique to create a realistic snake effect. It opens to a smooth interior with slots to keep your passport safely stowed. Made of high quality Italian calf leather with a beautiful python pattern. Stylish, elegant and corporate. Special, very much in fashion and a classic color that suits trends of all the seasons. Treat the cover with care to maintain the fine structure of the print.
4. JUDITH LEIBER
Chocolate glazed crocodile Judith Leiber passport cover with silver-tone crystal embellishments at front corner, bronze-tone leather lining, three slit pockets at interior walls and bi-fold closure. Unfortunately, due to restrictions, this item does not ship internationally
3. DOLCE & GABBANA
Roses are a signature motif for Dolce & Gabbana – they are a tribute to Stefano Gabbana’s mother, who wore floral-scented lipstick when he was a child. This Italian-made passport cover is cut from durable textured-leather in a shimmering metallic pink and has five card slots, as well as space for your boarding pass and foreign currency.
Gucci has really done well with the appointment of creative director Alessandro Michele in 2015, Everything he has touched has since turned into a must have. For me he has brought back the magic Tom Ford left Gucci with and done so much more! Bring a pop of colour to customs control with this multicolour Gucci GG Blooms Passport Cover
1. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
Breeze through border control with “Loubipass”. Everyone who knows me knows my obsession with Christian Louboutin and red bottoms. This iconic passport holder is a jet setter and Loubilover must-have. It’s designed to neatly slot into your favourite purse or duffel bag for added peace of mind. Decorated with the trash print & the label’s signature studs at the outer layers, the inside reveals a Loubi-red lining and plenty of handy storage compartments.
Some passport covers protect your digital information. Since most passports worldwide include an RFID chip in them, the passport covers that include RFID blockers can keep your personal information from getting into the wrong hands.
The only annoyance with them is having to take them on and off at passport control and getting those irritated looks from the officers as they wait for you to do this!
Do you use a passport cover?