Andy Wenham

By Andy Wenham on 18th Jan 2019

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Validity of UK Passports for EU Travel in the event of a No Deal Brexit

You may have seen information in the media regarding the Government’s advice concerning passport validity in the event of a No Deal Brexit.

Although there is still no definitive information on what will happen and when, one of the possible scenarios is that the UK could leave the EU on 29th March, and so it is, therefore, important as a precautionary measure, that any customer travelling with us and returning after 29th March 2019 with a passport that expires within six months of their date of travel get their passport renewed as soon as possible.

The main point of the advice is that, in the event of a No Deal Brexit, UK nationals travelling to the EU after 29th March 2019 need to have 6 months left on their UK passport from the date of travel (this applies to both adult and child passports).

They also point out that people who have had extra months added to their existing 10 year UK passport, because they renewed their old passport before it expired, may find that these additional months do not count towards the six months that should be remaining.

Please find recommended advice from HM Passport Office here: www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit

We will of course keep you all updated as to if Brexit will affect our passengers, as the Brexit process become clearer.