UK passport alert

UK passport alert

BRITAIN’S Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned that rules for travel by UK citizens to most European countries will change in the event of a “no-deal Brexit”.

Officials are currently attempting to negotiate a range of issues around the UK’s exit from the EU, but the FCO advised that if things are not finalised by 29 Mar 2019, prospective travellers must ensure they have six months of passport validity.

It is estimated that about two million people with their passports close to expiry could be affected, sparking an expected rush of applications for new passports as a result.

Another consequence of a no-deal Brexit would be a requirement for Britons to purchase an international driving permit if they wish to drive in the European Union, the FCO said.

Source: traveldaily