Eek! Going to Morocco tomorrow morning, but passport runs out in 2.5 months.

Moroccan embassy 'advises passport should be valid for at least 3 months', but daughter's boyfriend's runs out in twoandabit.
Flight it tomoz morn.
What are the chances?
What can they try?
Thanks :smile:
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  • eskbanker
    eskbanker Posts: 29,924
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    Not sure anyone can offer any meaningful assessment of chances, but I'd have though that the only option at this stage is to try it and see - he may be prevented from boarding by the airline, or denied entry by immigration officials on arrival, but wouldn't see there being anything viable to affect this in advance....
  • ThisIsWeird
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    Thanks.
    Yes, they're going to give it a go, whilst constantly calling their Embassy. The break is for less than a week :-(
  • NoodleDoodleMan
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    Not sure what the Embassy can do.
    No harm in trying though.
  • comeandgo
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    I’d post on trip advisers air travel forum.  They have some very well informed posters on there.
  • eDicky
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    whilst constantly calling their Embassy.

    For what purpose? It's not going to affect what is officially 'advised' in any way. The airline staff and their system info will decide whether he can board the flight tomorrow. Has enquiry been made to the airline?
    Ninety days is the maximum visa-free period of stay in Morocco for Brits, which may be the purpose of the advice. If he's able to fly I'd say there's a good chance his entry for less than a week won't be obstructed at immigration, but airlines are strict on avoiding penalties for delivering passengers with any chance of being denied entry.
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  • TELLIT01
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    Possibly more of a problem than the OP realises.  This from an internet search - 
    "
    Do you need 6 months on your passport to travel to Morocco?
    You must hold a full ten-year passport with at least six months to run from the end of your trip. Airlines may choose not to carry passengers holding passports with less than 6 month's validity."

    According to that, it's 6 months validity required rather than 3 months.
  • Barkin
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    https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco/entry-requirements#:~:text=The embassy of Morocco in,your travel provider before travelling.

    The embassy of Morocco in the UK advise that your passport should be valid for at least 3 months on your date of entry to Morocco. If your passport does not meet this requirement, you may face difficulties and you should check with the Moroccan authorities and your travel provider before travelling.
  • Caz3121
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    the UK site is advising however it is not mandated as a Morocco entry requirement
    Timatic (used by the airlines) for a UK passport says

    Document Validity:

    Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for the period of intended stay.


  • ThisIsWeird
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    Thanks all.
    Yes, the min 3 months is 'advised' on the Mor embassy site. 
    What can the embassy do? Lawd knows, but perhaps just give assurance since it's a brief, less than one week, break.
    Anyhoo, they'll know tomorrow :smile:

  • eskbanker
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    TELLIT01 said:
    Possibly more of a problem than the OP realises.  This from an internet search - 
    "Do you need 6 months on your passport to travel to Morocco?
    You must hold a full ten-year passport with at least six months to run from the end of your trip. Airlines may choose not to carry passengers holding passports with less than 6 month's validity."

    According to that, it's 6 months validity required rather than 3 months.
    Probably worth citing sources somewhat more specifically than "from an internet search" when quoting them, as it'll help readers to assess their credibility when compared with the official authoritative version(s)?
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