AN urgent warning to holidaymakers who have passports due to expire has been issued – as passengers fall foul of new rules.
New rules brought in following the UKs exit from the European Union now mean certain passports still appearing ‘in date’ are no longer valid.
The rules, which apply when travelling to most EU countries, now say passports must be under ten years old, even if extra months were added from a renewal.
The previous requirement to have at least six months from the expiry date remaining on passports on the day of travel to the EU has stayed in place.
But it now means holidaymakers should ensure their passports have at least six months left, ten years from the date the passport was issued – not the expiry date.
The rule change, which came in on January 1, has been catching some people out as travel restrictions lift as one family discovered the hard way this
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Source: The Northern Echo – https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/