Wednesday, 8 Jul 2020

Souvenir stamp costs traveller a $2000 holiday to Thailand

Visitors to the self-styled Republic of Whangamomona might think again before paying for novelty stamp in their passport.

The small township in the Mnawatu-Wanganui region, on the ‘Forgotten World Highway’ famously charges visitors $2 for passport stamp. However, this cheap souvenir could cost you a lot more in the long run – 1000 times more, as one tourist found out.

A woman is warning tourists against getting novelty stamps in their passports after one got her rejected from a flight to Thailand.

British woman Tina Sibley, who lives in Spain, was booked to fly to Phuket in February to attend a wedding but was stopped from boarding her Qatar Airways flight at Madrid airport.

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