For travelers to the UK

For travelers to the UK


• From the 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss citizens will need a valid passport to travel to the UK  

• ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document and it will not be possible to enter the UK using one.    

• If EU, EEA and Swiss citizens do not have a passport from 1 October, they are liable to be refused entry to the UK.   

• If passengers are refused entry at the UK border, it is generally a requirement for the carrier bringing them to the UK to return them.     

• EU, EEA and Swiss citizens who hold pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or who have made a valid application under the scheme which is still pending, and those whose rights are protected under the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (such Frontier workers) will be able to use their national identity cards to enter the UK until 2025 at least.