Only until September 30 will it be possible to enter Great Britain on the basis of an ID card – to remind the local Ministry of Transport. After this date, you will need a passport to cross the border.

In Great Britain, due to Brexit, travel rules have changed from 1 January 2021. In the near future, new regulations regarding documents required when crossing the British border will come into force.

Great Britain. From October 1 only with a passport

From 1 October 2021, travel to Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland will only be possible with a passport. Most importantly, this document must be valid for the entire period of stay in the country.

Passengers will still be able to use automated gates marked “ePassport” at airports.

As we read on the State Department website, there will be a few exceptions to the rule regarding mandatory passports (until at least December 31, 2025). It concerns, inter alia, the following: Persons who previously obtained a residence permit under the EU Settlement Scheme are awaiting a decision by the authorities or have obtained a work permit for border workers.

Great Britain. Do I need a visa?

You will still be able to enter the UK for up to 6 months without applying for a visa. This includes travel for tourism, visiting family and friends, short-term studies and business activities such as business meetings and conferences.

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When it comes to business travel, you should always apply for a business visa.