Blue passports release date: When can YOU get a blue passport? When do they come out?

With Brexit Day behind us the country can move forward and negotiate its future relationship with the EU. The arrangement will be thrashed over the course of the year before the end of the transition period on December 31, 2020.

When can YOU get a blue passport? When do they come out?

In March 2019, the Home Office confirmed a new passport design was going to be issued.

As of yet, there is no precise date when they will come out.

But the Home Office said it would start issuing them in early 2020.

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What does Brexit mean for travel?

During the 11-month transition period, even though the UK has left the EU, travelling to and from the block will not change.

You can continue to use your burgundy passports though they must be valid for six months from the date of travel.

Flights, trains, coaches, ferries and cruises will all continue to operate as normal.

No extra paperwork will be needed if you’re planning to drive on the continent.

While travel to the EU won’t be affected in the transition period, this could change by January 2021 and Britons may need a visa to enter Europe.

By default, visitors to the EU from abroad are required to have a Schengen visa, which costs €60 and lasts for 90 days.

The consensus so far has been that the UK will agree a visa-waiver system called ETIAS that would last three years and cost €7.

In order for the UK to be part of the system, it would have to agree to a reciprocal right for EU travellers to visit the country visa-free.


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