This RFID-Blocking Passport Protector from Travelon is designed to help safeguard your personal information by preventing an inserted passport with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip from being accessed by an unauthorized RFID reader.
Most passports today feature an RFID chip that stores the passport holder’s image, name, nationality, gender, date of birth, and place of birth. The RFID chip allows that information to be accessed by a specialized radio transmitter and is intended to improve passport security by making it more difficult to tamper with or forge passports. Unfortunately, identity thieves with a scanner are capable of broadcasting and receiving an RFID signal, and subsequently, read and record your passport’s information without your knowledge.
To prevent this type of identity theft, this RFID-blocking passport sleeve provides a way to store and carry your passport while preventing RFID scanners from reaching it. The RFID-Blocking Passport Protector prevents electromagnetic radiation, including radio waves, from reaching its contents. The sleeve accommodates one passport.