Keep Valuables Safe with a Passport Holder

These passport holders won’t make you look and feel like a tourist

Just because you’re a tourist, it doesn’t mean you need to let everyone know.Shutterstock

There are some things that instantly mark you as a tourist, and a cheap clear plastic pouch with all your stuff crammed into it around your neck is number one. Fortunately, you don’t have to resign yourself to a lack of style while you travel.

Simple and Effective

You can never go wrong with a cool, minimalist style.Herschel

Choose a style, first. Some passport holders are classic folios designed to fit into a suit pocket or a purse, while others hang around the neck under your shirt, where pickpockets and the like can’t get at them. Depending on where you’re going, one style may make more sense than the other. If you won’t be taking your passport out anywhere other than the airport, for example, a folio may be more convenient. But if you’ve got rugged road ahead of you, a lanyard might give you peace of mind.

Protective Material

If you still insist on keeping things as close to you as possible, choose a lanyard option.Venture

Regardless of the style, pick a passport holder that’s comfortable. Remember, lanyard passport holders or neck wallets, are designed to be tucked away without getting annoying. Folios need to be in your pocket just as long. Look for something light, breathable, and that won’t irritate your skin or make you sweat through your pocket lining.

Like a Vault

Do you fear having your information digitally stolen? This option can help protect against that.Lewis N. Clark

RFID blocking is extremely important to travelers who fear having their info digitally stolen. This passport holder is RFID-lined and protects against unwanted scans, ensuring that your credit cards remain private. Make an inventory of what you want around your neck. Passport holders can carry much more than your passport and a few cards; some can cram everything you might possibly need short of a change of clothes into a seemingly impossible space, and that might come in handy for situations, like the beach, where you’d rather not have anything in your trunks. If you want to more evenly distribute your stuff, however, there are options that will hold your passport and a few cards.