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Passport warning Australians need to be aware of after mother who travelled to Bali was denied entry

Mother issues an urgent passport warning after she was denied entry to Bali at the airport and sent back to Australia for making a simple mistake

  • A woman has issued a warning to all travellers after she was denied entry to Bali 
  • She had less than six months left on her passport before it would expire 
  • Travellers can’t necessarily use their passport up until the day it expires 

A woman has issued a warning to all travellers after she was denied entry to Bali for a simple oversight and was forced to wait hours for a flight home as security watched her every move.

The woman was travelling to Bali for a family member’s 50th birthday when she was stopped because she had less than six months left on her passport.

She said said her passport was nine days short of the six-month rule from today’s date.

The woman was travelling to Bali for a family member’s 50th when she was stopped because she had less than six months left on her passport (stock image)

Her passport is set to expire on January 16 next year. 

Travellers can’t necessarily use their passport up until the day it expires. 

‘Some countries won’t let you enter unless your passport is valid for six months after you plan to leave that country,’ the Australian Passport Office website states.

‘Some airlines also impose this rule on their own initiative. It can apply even if you’re just transiting or stopping over.’

The website states foreign governments can apply the rule inconsistently and getting it wrong can mean being stranded.  

‘They’re sending me back to Australia because of the date not the month,’ she wrote on Facebook. 

‘So here I’ve been sitting for five hours with security following me to the toilet and to get myself something to eat. 

She said said her passport was nine days short of the six-month rule from today's date (stock image)

She said said her passport was nine days short of the six-month rule from today’s date (stock image)

‘I have another five hours before next flight out.’

She said her husband and 14 other family members were staying in Bali for a 50th birthday. 

‘Final word – check you have six months or more on your passport before you travel here or you will be sent home,’ she said.

Many felt sympathetic to the woman’s plight, while others stated the rule was ‘common knowledge’ and that it was important to research before travelling. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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