How many of the world’s rarest passport stamps have you got?
HAVE you dreamed of filling your passport with every stamp from across the world, to flick through and reminisce about your adventures and journeys?
Well, you can. But we suggest you don’t leave getting these ones until last as they’re notorious to come by.
So notorious to come by, we struggled to get pictures to show to you what all the stamps looked like.
Although Easter Island is well known, it is relatively difficult to reach. The island is famous for its mysterious giant heads that line the coastline.
The island can be found at the southernmost point of the Polynesian Triangle and reachable via a stop off in Chile first.
The passport stamp does not come through immigration on this island, but at a tiny remote post office instead. Find it, and they will be happy to stamp your passport.
The incredible ancient Inca site in Peru is notoriously difficult to reach due to the high altitude, but there are plenty of tours going up there.
Once you reach the top, find the kiosk at the site entrance and get this neat design stamped in your passport.
— Elizabeth Raflowitz (@ElieRaflowitz) December 28, 2016
Nope, someone didn’t just lean on the keyboard – this is an actual place in North Wales.
Although you don’t need your passport to travel from England to Wales, it is worth taking it if you are visiting this town as they will happily stamp your passport to commemorate the day you visited a place with a name you can’t pronounce.
Found way off the coast of Tahiti and even further away from Panama, which is both its closest neighbors, is the island nation of Pitcairn.
As the small group of islands is populated by the descendants of Bounty Mutineers, it makes sense that the passport stamp has an image of a pirate ship.
Passport stamp from the train station at the DMZ on the border with North Korea pic.twitter.com/kN9m5OAmTN
— Neal Hendrix (@nealhendrix) April 8, 2013
The world’s most secretive country welcomed just 100,000 visitors in 2016. If you are lucky enough to see inside this peculiar nation, then you’ll certainly get a passport stamp to remember your trip.
And that might be all you get as photography is hugely restricted and souvenirs aren’t abundant.
Deep in the Pacific Ocean, Kiribati can be found in all its unspoiled beauty. Getting there consists of starting at either Manila, Taipei, Honolulu, Brisbane or Fiji and progressively jumping on a series of smaller planes and hopping across the island.
If you’re fortunate enough to be from one of the 60 countries that can purchase a visa on arrival then great, but if you’re not then you’ll have to apply for a visa through one of the few consulates for the island.
Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador
Are you fed up with your friends not believing you’ve stood bang on the equator? Well, head to the museum at Ciudad Mitad del Mundo north of Quito.
The museum marks the spot of the equator and anyone on duty will happily put this novelty stamp in your passport.
Tristan da Cunha
Informally known as Tristan, the group of small islands makes up the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world.
Part of the British overseas territory, the islands have a small population of 293 people and can only be reached via five to six days of traveling from South Africa.
Although this place doesn’t officially exist anymore, the guard’s gateway that used to oversee who was going from West to East Berlin during the Cold War remains.
For a few euros, the official at Checkpoint Charlie will pop this novelty stamp in your passport for you.
How many have you got?