Taiwan recalls 200,000 passports after including photo of wrong airport

Taiwan has recalled 200,000 passports which used an image of the wrong airport.
Taiwan has recalled 200,000 passports which used an image of the wrong airport. Photo credit: Getty

Taiwan has been forced to recall 200,000 new passports because they used an image of the wrong airport.

The redesigned passports mistakenly used a picture of Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on their inner papers, instead of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

The nation's head of consular affairs resigned over the blunder and a second official was demoted.  

Taiwan's foreign ministry has halted distribution of the new passports, which had already been printed at a cost of several million dollars.

The 285 passports that have already been given out are being recalled.

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