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Brexit Travel Advice: Check Your Passport

29/01/2019

In the event of a no deal Brexit the rules on passport validity and travel to EU countries will change.

If you are planning to travel to the EU after 29 March 2019 you can check whether your passport will be valid by using the Government’s new tool.

Brexit Passport Checker

The new rules which will apply for travel to countries in the Schengen area after 29 March in the event of a no deal Brexit are:

1. You should have at least 6 months left on your passport from your date of arrival. This applies to adult and child passports.

2. If you renewed a passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your new passport’s expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the 6 months that should be remaining for travel to most countries in Europe.

The new rules will apply to passports issued by the UK, Gibraltar, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey.

If the country you are travelling to is not within the Schengen area you should check the entry requirements for these countries on the FCO website.

For more information please about passport rules after Brexit visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit

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