Check out these 6 epic passports that will fuel your travel envy

2018-11-09 06:30 - Saara Mowlana
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Check out 6 of the world's most beautiful and cool passports. (Photo: iStock)

We rarely give much thought to our passport other than ensuring its validity for travel - but these six passports go above and beyond with their cool designs.

From glow in the dark page designs to fun and interactive stop-motion-esque animations as you flip through your passport pages - these passports are by far the coolest and some of the prettiest to grace the realm of travel.

Their unique designs add a little bit of colour and fun to the stress of having these doccies legally sorted.

It kind of makes us wonder what SA's passport could look like should it be revamped...

Would we feature a luminescent Table Mountain or have the Big Five marching along our passport pages?

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Check out the epic passports as you imagine what could be for our little Green Mamba, as it's affectionately known:


This pretty glowing design shows off the equally mesmerising wonder of the Northern Lights or 'Aurora Borealis'.

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Who doesn't love a little bit of fun sprinkled into your passport as you kill terminal and custom queues while you let the moose stroll on through your travel booklet. 

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If you're looking for some more glow in the dark action, this passport is sure to have your luminescent needs met. While the pages look rather bland and standard in regular light, a little bit of the black light shone over it transforms the pages to a whole other intergalactic level. 

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Yes, even China is shining in glowing glory - highlighting their iconic sites, like the Great Wall of China, when passed under the revealing embrace of a UV light.

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Slovenia, much like Finland, has a little bit of fun in its design to assist with twiddling thumbs stuck in idle queues. Here you can flip away and watch as a little horse races its way up your booklet's side. 

New Zealand

Naturally, the home of the All Blacks will boast a little bit of black light magic. If you shine a UV light over its pages incredible neon patterns and designs reveal themselves in the passport - like the national symbol, the Silver Fern leaf. 

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