- From the 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss citizens will need a valid passport to travel to the UK.
- ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document and it will not be possible to enter the UK using one.
- If EU, EEA and Swiss citizens do not have a passport from 1 October, they are liable to be refused entry to the UK.
- To avoid delay and disruption at the border, haulage companies should encourage their drivers to make sure that they are properly documented for any trip.
- While haulage company owners will not be fined where their drivers travels to the UK without the correct documentation, those drivers may be refused entry to the UK.
- EU, EEA and Swiss citizens who hold pre settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or who have made a valid application under the scheme which is still pending, and those whose rights are protected under the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (such Frontier workers) will be able to use their national identity cards to enter the UK until 2025 at least.
- British nationals using Gibraltar ID cards, and Irish nationals using Irish passport cards, can continue to use these to travel to the UK as they do now.
For further information we reccomend our customers to read ‘Home Office’s’ publication.