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One of my kids will iyh be flying to Israel later this month on Iberia and we realize that the passport expires in April.

I called Iberia and they said that as long as passport is valid when flying they wont deny boarding.

Should I be concerned that there will be an issue upon arrival in Israel and get a renewal appointment now, or if Iberia is OK with it should I not be concerned?

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Re: Flying to Israel on Iberia with less than 6 months on passport
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 09:29:59 AM »
One of my kids will iyh be flying to Israel later this month on Iberia and we realize that the passport expires in April.

I called Iberia and they said that as long as passport is valid when flying they wont deny boarding.

Should I be concerned that there will be an issue upon arrival in Israel and get a renewal appointment now, or if Iberia is OK with it should I not be concerned?
No reason to risk it. Regardless you need a new one in April, why not get it now? I believe Israel can (will?) give you problems upon entry.
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Re: Flying to Israel on Iberia with less than 6 months on passport
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 09:33:20 AM »
No reason to risk it. Regardless you need a new one in April, why not get it now? I believe Israel can (will?) give you problems upon entry.
+1.


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Re: Flying to Israel on Iberia with less than 6 months on passport
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 09:38:33 AM »
Thank you both for comments.

I agree about needing it before April and tried to convince her, but the flight is in less than two weeks so it will need to be one of those in person appointments and she is in finals right now through a few days before the flight.

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Re: Flying to Israel on Iberia with less than 6 months on passport
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 09:51:33 AM »
Thank you both for comments.

I agree about needing it before April and tried to convince her, but the flight is in less than two weeks so it will need to be one of those in person appointments and she is in finals right now through a few days before the flight.
if she has a day to spare or a few hours can even be three four days before the flight you can go down to the passport office with your printed itinerary of your ticket and departure date and they'll do it same day.
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Re: Flying to Israel on Iberia with less than 6 months on passport
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 12:06:04 AM »
if she has a day to spare or a few hours can even be three four days before the flight you can go down to the passport office with your printed itinerary of your ticket and departure date and they'll do it same day.

+1 she needs to get another one no reason to risk it

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Re: Flying to Israel on Iberia with less than 6 months on passport
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 02:48:17 AM »
No reason to risk it. Regardless you need a new one in April, why not get it now? I believe Israel can (will?) give you problems upon entry.
-1 Israel recently updated their passport requirements to only needing to be valid for period of intended stay

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Re: Flying to Israel on Iberia with less than 6 months on passport
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 08:56:20 AM »
-1 Israel recently updated their passport requirements to only needing to be valid for period of intended stay

Is that available in writing?

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Re: Flying to Israel on Iberia with less than 6 months on passport
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 09:06:39 AM »
Use a TIMATIC checker. That's what's the airlines use.
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Re: Flying to Israel on Iberia with less than 6 months on passport
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 09:09:17 AM »
Looks good to me based on https://www.traveldoc.aero
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Re: Flying to Israel on Iberia with less than 6 months on passport
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 09:39:52 AM »
Looks good to me based on https://www.traveldoc.aero

Hi. I did this and it looks good, but does it matter that the Iberia flight connects out of Spain? According to this website she cannot fly to Spain as a destination with  less than six months on her passport. Although she is just connecting out of Spain I want to make sure that the airline wont view it as a destination and give her an issue.

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Re: Flying to Israel on Iberia with less than 6 months on passport
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 11:03:46 AM »
I am supposed to be going from nyc to israel this sunday the 10th and passport expires june 2019. Am i safe to travel with stopover in warsaw(waw) ? Or do I need to book direct? or is even direct an issue ?