Travelling with WestJet
WestJet has issued a news release on December 16, 2011 advising all Canadians that "their passport should be in perfect condition when travelling". Individuals with a passport that is damaged may face significant delays at passport checkpoints; airlines might prohibit you from boarding; and you could be refused entry or exit at border crossings. Ultimately this authority lies with the border authority of the given country. Airlines must meet their responsibilities and can exercise this discretion.
Passport Canada recommends that Canadians whose passport has been damaged apply as soon as possible for a new passport, as the Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel and identification document for Canadians.
For more information, consult the lost, stolen, found, damaged or inaccessible passports page.
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