SCHENGEN AREA: PASSPORT VALIDITY REQUIREMENT
On 26 June 2013, the European Union published regulation EU 610/2013, modifying Regulation EU 562/2006 (Schengen Borders Code). According to the regulation, third-country nationals entering the Schengen area will be required to hold a travel document valid for at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States. The requirement will enter into force on 19 July 2013. IATA is currently seeking clarification on the upcoming changes and effective dates with the authorities of individual Schengen Member states.