Matildas captain Sam Kerr has some pretty important paperwork to sort out before making her lucrative move to London.

Jetstar staff wouldn’t let her board a flight for a Bali holiday on Wednesday because her passport was damaged.

“What a joke,” she tweeted, along with two photos showing minor damage to the document’s binding.

“Jetstar won’t let me travel due to a damaged passport.”

The airline said they take such a strict approach because the location Kerr was flying to, which wasn’t revealed for privacy reasons, had recently cracked down on the physical condition of passports.


“Our crew don’t like being the bearer of bad news, but they have to enforce the Immigration requirements of the countries we fly to,” a Jetstar spokesperson told 10 daily.

“Some countries are more strict than others on this and won’t let you enter the country with a damaged passport.”

Earlier this month, the Perth legend announced she had signed with soccer powerhouse, Chelsea.


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She has also played for Perth Glory in Australia’s W-League and the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League.