My flight for Peru departs tomorrow it’s going to be a long day but I’m excited. I am appreciative of my mom, sister, stepdad, niece, nephew, Chad and many other friends and family for being supportive. I have had a few hiccups along the way, one major one being that my passport was going to expire within 6 months of my departure date which I was not aware could keep me from being able to enter certain foreign countries.
By coincidence I was at the post office mailing some certified letters and happened to see the passport application poster and mentioned to the postal worker I was leaving for Peru in August but my passport did not expire until February. He advised me that some countries will not let you travel if your passport expires within six months of your departure date. So after checking I had to expedite a new passport which arrived yesterday, thankfully.
I believe mom was looking out for me on that one. If I had not “coincidentally” mentioned the passport to the postal worker I would have got to the airport and been denied boarding.
Lesson: If you are traveling outside the country you may be denied boarding if your passport expires within six months of your departure date.