For most citizens of European Union (EU) countries They will be able to travel to the United Kingdom with a passport only from this Friday, 1 October, when the British government will stop accepting national identity cards as a travel document, applicable to community countries.
This change was announced in October 2020, which means that people from the European Union as well as the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will receive the same treatment at the border as travelers from the rest of the world, They must present a valid passport.
This presents an exception, and this is in the case of EU citizens who have settled status (those who have lived in the UK for at least five years) or are already settled (less than that period), They are the ones who will be able to continue using their DNI until at least 2025.
Britain has a proud history of being open to the world. This government will continue that tradition
Home Minister Priti Patel
“However, we must stop the criminals who try to enter our country illegally by using false documents.“she added.
By eliminating and strengthening “insecure” national identity cards, the “priority of securing control over the British people’s borders”, the minister maintains.
“We do this as part of our new immigration plan, which will be firm with those who try to abuse the system and be fair with those who respect the rules,” he says.
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