Important information on entering and returning to the UK

Entering the UK

Important information on UK border for all arriving passengers.

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Travelling to the UK with a valid document

  • From the 1st 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 or Swiss citizens do not have a passport from 1 October 2021, they are liable to be refused entry to the UK.

  • EU, EEA and Swiss citizens who hold pre-settled and 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 Citizen's Rights Agreement (such Frontier workers) will be able to use their national identity cards to enter the UK until 2025.

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