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TRAVELLING WITH ID CARD TO THE UK? YOU MAY NEED A PASSPORT TO ENTER UK FROM 1 OCTOBER 2021

From 1 October 2021 most EU, EEA and Swiss ID cards will not be accepted as a valid travel document to enter the UK

Last Updated: 20 September 2021, 09:30

You or your drivers will need to use a passport.

There are a few exceptions, in which cases ID cards would continue to be accepted until 31 December 2025. These involve, if you:

  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • applied to the EU Settlement Scheme but have not received a decision yet
  • have an EU Settlement Scheme family permit
  • have a frontier worker permit
  • are an S2 Healthcare Visitor
  • are a Swiss national and have a Service Provider from Switzerland visa

More information is available on the UK government’s website.

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