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Is my passport still valid after Brexit deal?


The Brexit deal document is over 1200 pages long and covers everything from fishing to retail. One important aspect of the deal is the UK’s flying rights to and from the EU. The deal document explains everything you need to know about how your holidays in EU countries will be affected. Is my passport still valid after the Brexit deal?

There are just six days to go until the Brexit transition period is over and new rules come into play.

The rules on travelling between the UK and the EU change on January 1, 2021.

From this date, the UK is to be no longer treated like a member of the EU.

This means you can only visit EU countries for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period.

You may need a visa or permit to stay for longer if you are travelling for work, education or business travel.

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Gov.uk explains: “Until 1 January 2021, you can continue to travel to Europe with your UK passport until it expires.

“New rules will apply for travel to Europe from 1 January 2021.”

All new passports are being issued in the blue design instead of the burgundy-coloured one.

If you aren’t sure whether your passport needs to be renewed, you can check here. 

You’ll need to know when it was issued, when it expires, and the date you plan to travel.

If your passport has expired, you need to renew it before you travel.

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You must not book travel until you have a valid passport, since it can take up to three weeks to get a passport if you apply online

To renew your passport online it costs £75.50 and you need a digital photo, a credit or debit card, and your existing passport.





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