Passport rules for travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

From January 2021 new rules on passport validity for British travellers to the EU will apply.

  • You’ll need to have at least 6 months left on an adult or child passport to travel to most countries in Europe (not including Ireland).
  • If you renewed your current passport before the previous one expired, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the 6 months needed.

If your passport does not meet the new requirements you will need to renew your passport before you travel to destinations in the EU in 2021.

For more information on the new rules or to find out how to apply for a new passport click here -

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