Fascinating things you didn't know about your passport

March 08, 2019

The first passport was in the Bible

The earliest reference to a travel document is in the Book of Nehemiah, when a Persian official was issued a letter from King Artaxerxes I of Persia requesting “the governors beyond the river” to grant him a safe passage on his travels through Judea. A similar message requesting the passport holder to be allowed to pass freely and be given assistance in a time of need is seen in most passports today except in the passports for Switzerland, Finland and Austria.

Source: The Telegraph

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