The UK will formally depart the EU at 11pm GMT on Friday, January 31, 2020, greater than three years for the reason that 2016 EU Brexit referendum. Below the deal negotiated between the EU and UK, this can set off an 11-month transition interval, throughout which either side will negotiate the long run relationship between the 2.
So what occurs to your passport?
In the course of the transition interval, which is because of run from February 1, 2020, to January 1, 2021, all present guidelines on journey to the EU will stay the identical as they’re now.
This implies all vacation plans and different journey to Europe will probably be unaffected for 2020, and your passport will probably be legitimate.
ABTA journey affiliation mentioned: “If Parliament ratifies the Withdrawal Settlement earlier than 31 January 2020, which it’s on monitor to do, the UK will enter a transition interval, which means all the things will stay the identical and you’ll proceed to journey as you do now till no less than the top of December 2020.”
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Will your passport be legitimate after the transition interval?
Based on the Home of Commons Library: “Whether or not or not British passport holders can be topic to 3rd nation nationwide guidelines, or different guidelines, after the transition interval, would depend upon agreements on the long run relationship.”
If the UK finally ends up leaving the EU and not using a deal after the transition interval, guidelines for passports might change and you could have to take motion.
Within the occasion of a no deal exit, your passport will…