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News Brexit: Entry requirements into the United Kingdom

Following recent Brexit developments we would like to share the following information with you which comes from official UK Government sources, VisitBritain and UKinbound, the UK's incoming tourism industry organisation. (The details below are based on information received on 25.01.2019 and refer to entry requirements to the UK after 29.03.2019.)

Since the United Kingdom (along with the Republic of Ireland) never joined the Schengen Agreement, EU nationals have been required to present an ID card for entry. This requirement will continue until at least the end of 2020 - even in the case of a "hard brexit", i.e. without a transitional agreement. It is however recommended that visitors who are citizens of current EU Member States and who have a valid biometric passport use the e-gates to make entry quick and easy.

From 01.01.2021 new entry requirements will come into effect in theUnited Kingdom, where personal ID cards will no longer be accepted in place of passports. Further information will be announced in due course.

Irrespective of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, both theBritish Government and the European Union have offered assurances that flights between EU countries and the United Kingdom will continue as normal after 29.03.2019.

We will provide further updates as things develop. If you have any questions, please contact: Vera Lett, Group Marketing Director via or +44 (0)20 8861 9300

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