It goes without saying that you should take good care of your passport (especially as some driver’s licenses will not be permissible as airport ID next year). But when a hotel asks you to hand yours over at check-in, you might not think that you’re putting it at risk. In fact, if you don’t get it right back, you are.
In this story for The Telegraph, Griff Rhys Jones shares a tale that shows just how wrong this can go. It involves a visit to the Italian island of Ponza, a passport handed over at check-in and the underperforming Italian postal service. In the end, Jones has this to say: “Never again will I hand [my passport] over at a hotel without taking it straight back.”
Read the story here (it’s quick).
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