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Best Passport Holders 2018: 10 Best Passport Covers

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Apassport holder is a must for a traveler! I travel a lot, and on several occasions in airports I have seen passports that have seen better days, to put it mildly! So, why would anyone need a passport cover? To protect your passport! You don’t want to end up with a damaged passport in the middle of your adventure! In many countries passport control is strict, and as a result you may not be allowed to get on your flight or enter a country with your damaged and torn passport.

Using even simplest of passport holders will protect your passport at least from tear. However, looking for something better check out the list of the best passport holders below!

Mostly passport covers are made of durable materials – genuine or artificial leather and sturdy fabric. But these aren’t the only options. For example, Green Banana Paper travel wallets and passport holders are made of eco-friendly paper forged from banana fibers. Most of the best passport holders are also water resistant. Having such a passport holder your passport will stay protected even if you’ll get caught in the rain.

Best Passport Holders

Now let’s look at the list of the best passport holders (+ 3 travel wallets)!

To read more about every one of them scroll down a bit! Most of the passport holders are available in different colors. For more photos, latest price and user reviews check them out on Amazon – just click on the name or image of the passport holder! I have also included a link to Amazon under every review.

NAMEIMAGEDIMENSIONSMATERIALPRICE ON AMAZON
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Green Banana Paper Travel Wallet***5.25'' x 4.25'' x 0.5''

(13.3 x 10.8 x 1.25 cm)
Eco-friendly paper forged from banana fibersCheck the price!
Fintie Passport Holder5.7'' x 4.1'' x 0.5''

(14.5 x 10.4 x 1.3 cm)
PU LeatherCheck the price!
Victorinox Passport Holder6'' x 4.25'' x 0.5''

( 15.2 x 10.8 x 1.3 cm)
PolyesterCheck the price!
Shvigel Passport Cover5.2'' x 3.7'' x 0.2''

(13.2 x 9.4 x 0.5 cm)
LeatherCheck the price!
Travelambo Passport Holder5.8'' x 4.4'' x 0.6''

(14.7 x 11.2 x 1.5 cm)
LeatherCheck the price!
Baggallini Passport Case5.5'' x 4'' x 1''

(14 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm)
NylonCheck the price!
Genuines Passport Holder***6'' x 3.9'' x 0.4''

(15.2 x 9.9 x 1 cm)
LeatherCheck the price!
ACdream Passport Holder5.7'' x 4.1'' x 0.6''

(14.5 x 10.4 x 1.5 cm)
PU leather (Artificial leather)Check the price!
Villini US Passport Holder5.5'' x 4'' x 0.35''

(14 x 10.2 x 0.9 cm)
LeatherCheck the price!
SimpacX Passport Holder5.9'' x 4.1'' x 0.2''

(15 x 10.4 x 0.5 cm)
FabricCheck the price!
Victorinox Travel Organizer***11” by 7”

(28 x 17.8 cm)
NylonCheck the price!
Zero Grid Travel Wallet7.5” x 5.7”

(19.05 x 14.5 cm)
NylonCheck the price!
Travel Design All in One Travel Wallet7.1” x 4.4”

(18 x 11.2 cm)
PU leatherCheck the price!

There are different types of passport covers.

Some are just covers that don’t have any other sections or pockets, while others have at least a couple of pockets for ID cards and credit cards.

There are simple passport sleeves, as well as RFID blocking passport sleeves.

If it’s not enough with just a passport cover, look for a larger travel organizer which has more compartments, as well as space for boarding passes, money, several bank cards. Such travel organizers will be useful for families, because those usually can hold several passports.

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I have used several different passport holders myself – a simple clear sleeve, plastic water resistant cover, waterproof pouch, water resistant zip-around passport cover and a large travel organizer.

Until now my favorite was the zip-around passport cover, as it was compact (it was a size of a passport) yet roomy enough to hold my passport, International Certificate of Vaccination, European Health Insurance card and my second bank card. My least favorite was a large travel organizer, even though it is very roomy and features several compartments and pockets of different sizes. I just don’t have that many travel documents and bank cards to find it useful. Even it was half empty it took up quite a lot of space in my luggage.

Best Passport Holders – Reviews

1. Green Banana Paper Travel Wallet and Passport Holder

The Green Banana Paper passport holder stands out from all the other travel passport covers I’ve seen. It’s a well-made, sustainable product, that is both stylish and eco-friendly. Since the autumn of 2017 I’ve been using this exact passport wallet on every-day basis and during traveling. When I first saw it I was surprised how sturdy and cute it is! It’s nice to the touch as well.

Every Green Banana Paper passport cover is 100% hand-made, using tough paper forged from natural banana fibers.

How exactly the paper is made of banana fibers? Banana fiber is found within the trunk of the banana tree. The natural banana fibers are forged into sheets, dried and cut. Afterwards – decorated by an artist. Banana fiber is one of the strongest natural fibers. It’s long-lasting and water resistant. So, the passport cover made of such a material will keep your documents safe during your adventures. The fact that it is made of natural materials and supports a sustainable business is an added bonus.

The Green Banana Paper passport holder is made on the tropical island of Kosrae, an island in Federated States of Micronesia!

The passport holder is compact yet roomy enough to hold hold several cards, passport, small notebook and boarding passes. It has several pockets of different sizes. There’s a large pocket on its flap that holds a sticky-note pad (included). There’s a sleeve for an ID card. You can put a boarding pass in a large pocket, behind the notepad. It will fit in, but the end will stick out, though. There are 3 slots for bank cards and one deep pocket for a passport on the right side of the cover. There’s a loop in the middle that holds a pen. The passport case is secured with an elastic band closure.

I was able to fit in two cards in each of the slots, but it’s a very tight fit. I wouldn’t recommend doing so, though. It might damage the material. Especially it might happen when trying to extract the card.

The notepad comes packaged in a natural banana fiber paper pouch (7.5″ x 6.3″ / 19 x 16 cm) with a zipper. It can be used as a pouch for coins or other documents.

The manufacturer recommends to reapply a thin coat of natural wax or apply a clear acrylic spray to increase water-resistance and extend the natural life of the passport cover.

Different designs are available.

Dimensions: 5.25” x 4.25” x 0.5” (13.3 x 10.8 x 1.27 cm).

Green Banana Paper Travel Wallet and Packaging - Best Passport Holders

Green Banana Paper Travel Wallet - Best Passport Holders

Buy it from Amazon or directly from Green Banana Paper!

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2. Fintie RFID Blocking Passport Holder

The Fintie Passport Holder is made of quality premium vegan (faux) leather. And what I, personally, like about it most is that it’s available in a variety of colors and designs, both bright and neutral.

The passport cover is compact yet roomy. It can hold a passport, business and credit cards, and boarding passes securely. There are several practical pockets of various sizes. There are 4 business / credit card slots, one currency / boarding pass pocket, passport pocket and one note pocket.

Features RFID protection. Store your passport, bank cards, ID cards and driver’s licence safely!

The Fintie passport cover is lightweight and slim, so it doesn’t take up much space.

Unlike the Green Banana passport holder, Fintie RFID passport holder doesn’t have an elastic closure.

Dimensions: 5.5” x 4” (14 x 10.2 cm).

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3. Victorinox RFID Blocking Passport Passport Holder

Made of quality rugged polyester, the Victorinox RFID Blocking Passport Cover will protect your passport and credit cards from damage, as well as from contactless identity theft.

How RFID blocking passport holder differs from an ordinary passport holder? It protects your personal data  stored on microchips in passport, credit cards and ID cards from unwanted scanning. Yes, it’s possible to scan and also duplicate your cards from a short distance without you knowing.

The passport holder is compact, so it won’t take up much space in your luggage. Which is very important when traveling light, like I do!

It can hold a passport and has 3 bank card / ID card slots. An elastic band keeps everything safely enclosed in the cover. The passport case can accommodate a boarding pass in any of the pockets, but you’ll need to fold it if you want to close the passport holder with the elastic closure.

The inside of the passport case is lined with polyester.

There’s one drawback, though. The Victorinox RFID passport case might seem a little rigid.

Dimensions: 5.5” x 4” (14 x 10.2 cm).

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4. Shvigel Leather Passport Cover

If you are looking for a minimalist design passport holder without any ID / bank card slots, search no more! This genuine leather passport cover is close fitting, yet it’s loose enough to allow it close properly.

Durable genuine leather will protect your passport from wear and tear, and durable stitching won’t let the cover fall apart after a couple of monts of even extensive use.

The cover has a nice vintage look, with The United States Great Seal embossing.

There are 2 deep pockets for the passport’s front and back cover. Even though the leather is thick, the cover doesn’t add a lot of bulk to the passport.

The Shvigel covers are available in several colors. Which is useful also in case you want to buy the same passport cover for all your family members. You can choose different color for everyone. So it will be very easy to tell the passports apart.

Every cover comes packaged in a durable fabric pouch with a leather sample on it. Making it a good present as well.

As I mentioned before, it’s just a passport cover. There are no ID / bank card slots. If you need a passport holder with a few slots for your cards or IDs, or other documents, this passport holder is not for you. Please note, that this passport cover also does not have RFID protection!

Dimensions: 5.27” x 3.81” (13.4 x 9.7 cm).

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5. Travelambo RFID Blocking Passport Holder

The Travelambo RFID blocking passport cover is beautiful and well-made. It holds a passport and has additional 6 pockets – 4 slots for cards and 2 currency pockets.
Your boarding passes can be kept in a passport holder as well (in one of the currency pockets), but the ends will stick out.

The Travelambo passport holder is sturdy, made of finest grade genuine leather, which is durable and soft to the touch. It’s slim and doesn’t take up much space. It resembles a regular wallet.

The passport fits in well, and it’s not falling out. Also you can put passport’s front and rear covers into both of the bigger slots. But it will be a tight fit as it’s designed to hold the rear cover only.

Travelambo passport holder has RFID protection feature. All the passport holder’s slots have it.

Like most of the best passport covers it’s available in several colors.

Dimensions: 5.5” x 4” (14 x 10.2 cm).

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The Travelambo also has a passport holder that has a snap-button closure. It has fewer pockets, though. See it on Amazon!

6. Baggallini RFID Blocking Passport Case

The Baggallini RFID Blocking Passport Case is a zip-around passport case with rather large capacity. It can hold several cards, passport, money and few folded boarding passes.

There are 5 card slots, sleeve for the passport and 2 deep pockets behind the sleeve and card slots.

The Baggallini passport holder comes with a detachable wrist strap.

The passport holder is made of Baggallini’s signature crinkle nylon fabric, which is durable and water-resistant. It is lined with the special RFID blocking fabric. The best passport holder for ladies? One of the best clearly.

It’s available in red and black.

Dimensions: 5.5” x 4”(14 x 10.2 cm).

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7. Genuines Leather Passport Holder

A quality passport holder that’s made to last. One of the best passport holders available on Amazon and one of our favorites as well!

It’s designed and fabricated in Europe, and is made of 100% natural “crazy horse” leather.

The Genuines leather passport holder is compact yet very functional and rather roomy. It can hold 2 passports, some cash, ID card, and a couple of bank cards.

The passport holder has a large section where the passport or passports can be placed and 2 card sections. Each of them can accommodate more than one card. The holder is secured with an elastic strap.

Its gorgeous vintage design and top-notch materials, makes the Genuines passport cover a great gift! It’s unisex, and available in 4 colors – maroon, mustard, black and brown. Both men and women will love it!

Because of its beautiful and stylish design, as well as high quality, the Genuines passport holder can be used on a daily basis, for instance, as a pouch for your phone (not for the largest ones, though).

Dimensions: 6” x 4” (15.2 x 10.2 cm).

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8. ACdream RFID Blocking Passport Holder

The ACdream RFID blocking passport cover is cheap yet durable and cute. The quality, judging by user reviews, is really good for the price. The case is made of sturdy PU (synthetic) leather, and the stitching is straight.

The passport holder is quite plushy and thick, but that’s not a problem. I see it as an extra protection.

In total the cover has 7 pockets. One is for the rear cover of the passport. The other large pocket is for notes, money or thin notepad. There’s one pocket for boarding pass, and 4 card slots. Unfortunately, there’s no strap to close the passport case.

Good thing – it’s available in several colors, not just in black and brown. Don’t worry – the texture of the glittery ones is smooth. You won’t feel the texture of the glitter, as well as it won’t come off!

Dimensions: 6” x 4.1” (15.2 x 10.4 cm).

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9. Villini Leather US Passport Holder

The Villini passport cover is made of high quality genuine leather. It’s soft and pleasant to the touch. The case is very durable, just like all the best leather passport cases. The edges of the case look reinforced for extra durability.

It’s rustic-looking, and has a vintage design. Decorative stitching around case’s edges looks cool! The front cover has a The United States Great Seal embossing and the rear – The Brooklyn Bridge embossing.

The Villini passport holder has a sleeve for a rear cover of the passport, cash / note pocket and 4 card slots. The card slots are roomy enough to fit more than one card each. There’s a snap button closure that keeps everyting inside securely.

The passport case comes packaged in a box. Useful, if you want to buy it as a present.

Note, that this passport cover doesn’t have RFID protection!

Dimensions: 5.5” x 4” (14 x 10.1 cm).

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10. SimpacX RFID Blocking Fabric Passport Holder

The SimpacX RFID blocking passport cover is inexpensive, yet very durable. It’s made entirely of sturdy fabric, and is sleek and cute-looking.

Just looking at the pictures you’ll see that this is a no-frills passport holder. Despite it’s size it’s very functional . It has 7 pockets: a sleeve for the rear cover of the passport, boarding pass pocket, cash pocket and 4 card slots.

The SimpacX passport holder has RFID protection.

The holder is available in several colors, perfect for men and women.

Unfortunately, there’s no strap or anything else to close the passport cover.

Dimensions: 6” x 4.1” (15.2 x 10.4 cm).

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Travel Wallets – Best Passport Holders

As you can see, all of the best passport holders are designed to hold your passport, a few bank and ID cards, and boarding passes. Some passport holders are designed only to hold a passport.

If you need to carry more than a passport and a few cards, you may want to get yourself a travel wallet. Those usually are bigger, have more pockets and sleeves for different kinds of important travel documents, and money (even coins!). And thus can be used by a family as well.

Here are few great options! (more travel wallets)

1. Victorinox Travel Organizer

Definitely one of the best travel organizers! It has plenty of compartments of different sizes. It holds 2 passports, and has space for several bank and ID cards. There’s zippered compartment for bills and another, smaller micromesh zippered pocket for coins. There’s another micromesh pocket for an ID card. And a loop for a pen inside of the wallet, right in the middle.

The Victorinox travel wallet comfortably fits full size plane tickets in the outside slip pocket.

The travel wallet is functional and versatile. It will will keep your travel documents organized and safe while you travel. The pockets can be used to store different items. For instance, you can store more than 2 passports. Just use the zippered bill compartment to store one more passport! Also you can use the large zippered compartment to store your smartphone.

There’s a short strap on the outside of the travel organizer.

The Victorinox travel wallet is made of durable water-resistant nylon and has a durable zipper closure. Keep in mind that it isn’t RFID blocking wallet.

The Victorinox travel organizer is really large! So, if you are traveling with a small piece of luggage only (a small carry on suitcase or backpack), look at other options. There are smaller travel wallets, as well.

Dimensions: 11” by 7” (28 x 17.8 cm).

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2. Zero Grid RFID Blocking Travel Wallet & Family Passport Holder

The Zero Grid travel wallet is really compact and well-made. It’s smaller than the Victorinox, but still roomy enough to hold important travel documents of the whole family!

It has 4 passport-sized pockets, zippered bill compartment, 4 ID / bank card slots, 2 more pockets behind card slots and a large compartment hidden behind the passport pockets. Quite a lot of pockets!

Good thing – each of the card slots can hold more than one card, if the wallet is not too stuffed. There’s a pen holder right in the middle. There’s a deep slip pocket for boarding passes on the outside.

The Zero Grid travel wallet has a cut-away pocket design so you can see what’s in each pocket without digging through all your documents.

The Zero Grid travel wallet comes with a full-sized stow-away pen.

The Zero Grid travel wallet has RFID-blocking technology integrated into its durable ripstop nylon fabric. This shield will block signals from unauthorized electronic scanning devices.

Dimensions: 7.5” x 5.7” (19.05 x 14.5 cm).

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3. Travel Design All in One Travel Wallet

A great stylish travel wallet that looks smart and classy. Made of soft and durable PU leather. It’s slim and lightweight, so it doesn’t take up much space.

Despite the fact that it’s compact and slim, it’s surprisingly roomy. And can hold 2 passports easily.

There are several compartments of different sizes. There’s a sleeve for boarding passes and 2 large pockets for passports on either side of the wallet. If you are carrying only one passport, the other pocket can be used for storing cash.

There are 7 slots for business cards, ID cards or credit cards. There’s a small compartment in the middle where you can put your pen. The travel wallet comes packed in a box. Great extra if you are thinking of buying it as a present for a traveler friend.

Keep in mind that the travel wallet isn’t RFID blocking. Get RFID blocking sleeves for your passport and cards for extra safety!

Dimensions: 7.1” x 4.4” (18 x 11.2 cm).

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RFID Blocking Sleeves – Best Passport Covers

Don’t need or want a passport cover? Want something very minimalistic yet functional enough to still protect your passport or credit cards? Then RFID blocking sleeves might be a good option!

RFID sleeves are protective sleeves designed to protect bank cards, identification cards, driver’s licenses and passports from contactless identity theft. These protective sleeves prevent thieves from stealing information stored electronically on your smart cards – PIN numbers, account numbers, names, addresses, etc. The RFID blocking sleeves are ideal for those who love to keep their documents organized and protected, as well as for those who want an extra protection.

Apart from that – they are tear and water resistant as well! Not waterproof, though.

Take a look at these RFID blocking sleeve sets!

Alpine Rivers RFID Blocking Sleeves

This is a set of 16 RFID blocking sleeves. It consists of 12 credit card sleeves and 4 passport protectors. The sleeves are lined with an electromagnetically opaque shield to block signals from unauthorized electronic scanning devices.

The Alpine Rivers RFID blocking sleeves are made of high grade ultra-lightweight and durable material. This material is water and tear resistant. But the sleeves are slim, and aren’t taking up much space. So there will be no problem fitting them into your wallet, money belt, etc.

Credit cards put in RFID blocking sleeves will fit in the credit card slots in the wallet perfectly, as the sleeves fit cards snugly.

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Boxiki travel RFID Blocking Sleeves

This is a set of 15 RFID blocking sleeves. It includes 12 card holders and 3 passport protectors.

The sleeves are simple to use. They are made of special RFID blocking material, which protects against identity theft and fraud. Same like the previous – also these sleeves are made of thin and lightweight material, which is water and tear resistant.

The RFID blocking sleeves are fully tested and certified.

The sleeves are available in navy blue and white. Every sleeve is with color coding. That means that every sleeve has a stripe in a different color. It’s a nice feature, as it will be easy to tell your cards apart!

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If you have any more questions about travel gear, check out our other gear guides! Or contact us!

Una Baufala

Author: Una Baufala

Una is a traveler and travel blogger from Latvia. Apart from traveling and exploring new places she loves to read books. And she adores cats. Together with Kaspars they have been traveling – volunteering – working abroad since October 2013. WeAreFromLatvia.com is where she shares her travel experiences.

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