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Old 09-19-2017   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Lizinvan View Post
Never had a problem with Mexico but it was made really clear countless times that 6 mo minimum must be left on passports to enter Panama this April. The airlines checked and double checked; even had a further check in at the gate.
Think as others have pointed out it pays to watch the dates and renew while you are about 8 months from expiry or prior to departing on a lengthy trip
That is because Panama has a rule that three months' validity must be left on passports on date of entry.

It recently changed from 6 to 3- just this year.

here is Mexico's entry and exit requirements...

Canadian citizens, including those with dual citizenship, must present a valid passport in order to enter and exit Mexico. The passport must be valid until the date of expected departure from Mexico. Before you leave, ask your transportation company about its requirements related to passport validity, which may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.
Americans entry requirements for Mexico are the same.

but let me reiterate that if your airline 'decides' because of the KISS principle that they don't care about what the actual official requirements are and they are requiring passengers across the board to have 6 months left, you could still be denied boarding.

So, either call and make sure your airline is not one that does this, and print off that page and take it with you to be safe if they say they don't require it- or just renew in time.
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