11 Cute Passport Covers for Clearing Customs in Style
As a seasoned traveler, you’ve landed on the right suitcase, roller, or bag that’s easy to navigate through airport labyrinths. You’ve also figured out if you’re team packing cube or team see-what-happens when you unzip it. You might even have your own VPN, personal hotspot, portable charger, and neck pillow, all of which are required for feeling comfortable and connected abroad.
But the one item that even wanderlusters lust after? A passport cover.
As the keeper of your ticket out of the country and the one must-have for packing if you want to see lands other than your own, a passport cover protects your most important travel accessory.
Though it’s likely the customs agent will ask you to remove it from its case to double-check you are who you say you are, it’s still worth the purchase to keep it from getting wrinkled or torn in transit. Border officers (in the U.S. or abroad) can actually reject a passport for being dog-eared, torn, or otherwise beat-up. So let’s keep you both stylish and not-stranded.
From nomadic quotes to chic designs, here are 11 smart buys to consider.
Anthropologie Voyageant Travel Collection
When you’re flying thousands of feet in the air, the clouds in your jetstream, it can feel like the whole world is around you. That’s why we love the sweet letterpress design of this cute passport cover. It’s handmade out of a barn-turned-studio in Missouri, so it’s already well-traveled before even arriving in your mailbox.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $24
ASOS Faux Leather Passport Cover
Take a gander at your wardrobe. Is nearly everything you own one shade, and one shade only? If black is the color of your energy — and well, everything you happen to buy — this crocodile passport cover will be a beloved addition to your staples.
To buy: asos.com, $16
Ban.do The Getaway Passport Holder
While booking your vacation feels like an exhilarating moment, those final hours at work before you can officially put up your out-of-office response? They seem to last… forever. But when the clock strikes 6:00 and you’re out of there? Let the world know that tropical oasis mode is here to stay. (At least for a week, that is.)
To buy: amazon.com, $24
Thacker NYC Globetrotter Passport Case
You can’t get more classically chic than this Italian leather cover. It’s got a slot to carry your passport and three other for your boarding pass and most used cards. The gold embossed text says quips like “head in the clouds” and “wheels up, heels up!”
To buy: ahalife.com, $58
Personalized Passport Cover
There are vacations. There are trips. There are getaways. And then there’s traveling. This inspiring quote on this passport cover will prove meaningful to anyone who agrees. Each flight check-in will remind you of why you set your sails abroad and how brave you are to book that one-way ticket to… who knows? Adventure awaits.
To buy: etsy.com, $45
Kate Spade Nouveau York Taxi Passport Holder
If the Big Apple has taken a nibble out of your heart that it’s never giving back, let this playful passport cover remind you of the streets and avenues that inspired you to pack it all up and travel somewhere new. While it can’t beat the view of the Manhattan skyline as you land back at JFK, it will be like taking a piece of home-sweet-city with you, wherever you wander.
To buy: katespade.com, $98
Barneys New York #Jetsetter Passport Cover
Love to share double tap–worthy posts from your travels? Your followers will lust after this bright hashtagged cover, and it will keep you inspired to post your adventures on the reg.
To buy: barneys.com, $68
Clava Leather Passport Wallet
Want to get straight to the point? This clever, two-liner passport cover is available in a variety of colors and can be personalized with your initials. If you tend to see the world as a colorful, wondrous place (as you should), this bright accessory will help you start off on a positive note, even stepping off a stuffy red-eye across the Atlantic.
To buy: clava.com, $38
Watercolor Map Passport Holder
The more you travel, the more beauty you’ll find speckled about the globe. From the peaceful, pink-and-purple sunsets over Belize to the affectionate characters in Italy who serve you wine or gelato with a toothy smile, checking off countries isn’t just a to-do item, but a surefire way to change your mindset. Express how much you love the color of the world with this handmade case.
To buy: etsy.com, $25
Fossil Leather Bi-fold Passport Case
For the minimalist who doesn’t want to lug around a wallet and a passport, this sleek leather case gives you space for everything you need. While straight-to-the-point on the outside with a debossed airplane, the inside packs a zip pocket, two slip pockets, and five credit card slots.
To buy: ebags.com, $55
Lizzie Fortunato Bon Voyage Passport Case
Lizzie Fortunato is known for quirky embroideries and fun accessories and this purple suede passport case is no exception.
To buy: farfetch.com, $150