Do you agree if we said that passport is the most 'useless' items in 2020? How many stamp or stamps do you manage to get before the world goes 'freeze' because of the pandemic?
Because of restrictions on travelling throughout the world, it can be said that it is the most useless items at the moment and at the current rate, we believe some of them already expired, waiting to be renewed (if the border open).
Since we can't use the document, why don't we take a look at the coolest passport from around the world.
Fact : Passports all over the world sport a similar look and it’s no coincidence.
In 1920, the League of Nations made an agreement to standardise all passports — each one must be of a certain size and have the same number of pages.
But having to follow standards hasn’t stopped countries from injecting their own identity! These include some features you’d be surprised to find in passports.
Here are passports with some of the coolest features — in no particular order :
Japan — features designs by a famous artist
In 2020, Japan issued brand new passports featuring the artwork of ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai from the Edo-period. Each double-page spread depicts 24 designs from the “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” series.
It’s said that the complicated ukiyo-e artwork makes passport forgery difficult. Plus, the designs also achieve the intent of promoting Japanese culture!
New Zealand — has one of the world’s rarest passport colours