Newsletter October 2021
New changes to the UK’s entry requirements mean that EU, EEA or Swiss nationals can no longer enter the UK using national ID cards and will instead be required to show a passport to be granted entry to the UK. The new rules came into effect on 1st October 2021 and could impact over 200 million Europeans who have ID cards but do not have passports. ID cards have been used by European nationals to travel throughout Europe for a substantial amount of time, the UK was only one of few countries that didn’t issue ID cards. This means that many European citizens do not have passports and concern is growing that the need for passports just for the UK could deter visitors and negatively impact the tourism industry.
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