You’re more likely to get your passport stolen if you’re in this EU country
According to researchers, Brits’ passports are more likely to be stolen when vacationing in Spain than any other country in the world.
Even though travellers can get and ETD (Emergency Travel Document) to get home when their passport gets stolen, it still brings additional stress and expenses, with one costing £100. New research shows that tourists in Spain are more likely to have their passport stolen than in any other part of the world. With Spain being one of the most popular holiday destinations for people from UK, the figures are worryingly high, as the Express reports.
According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), more than 20,000 Brits have had their passport stolen whilst abroad in just one year with over 5,000 of those reported in Spain. This is also proved by the highest amount of ETD’s issued here (more than 6,000).
The US comes second, with more than 2,000 passports reported stolen, followed by France and Australia, with over 1,000 reported lost or stolen.
Holidaymakers are advised to always have a photocopy of their passport in case it gets stolen, so that they can report it lost immediately and prevent it being used to commit crimes. Furthermore, FCO has created a series of videos showing travellers how to avoid falling victims to some common traps.