Post Office corrects passport information for travellers to Europe

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The Put up Workplace has corrected the deceptive data on its web site about passport validity to Europe.

Since Brexit, UK passports should meet two situations for journey to Europe:

  • Difficulty date lower than 10 years earlier than day of arrival within the EU
  • Expiry date at the very least three months after meant day of departure from the EU

However till this week the Put up Workplace maintained: “You have to have at the very least six months left on an grownup or baby passport to journey to most nations in Europe.”

No such rule has ever existed for journey to the EU.

Travellers at the moment are supplied with the right data on the Put up Workplace web site.

Nonetheless, different massive organisations are persevering with to offer inaccurate recommendation on-line.

The journey agent Expedia tells British travellers: “Guarantee your passport has at the very least six months validity past your size of keep as that is now a compulsory requirement for a lot of nations all over the world.”

This assertion is inaccurate for all European Union nations and lots of others all over the world.

The Unbiased has requested Expedia to take away this recommendation and substitute it with the right data.

Deceptive assertions about passport validity for Europe have been widespread, with easyJet and Ryanair wrongly denying boarding to passengers whose journey paperwork are legitimate.

Each price range airways have now aligned with the European guidelines, although this week an easyJet passenger, Simon Eaton, was wrongly turned away from a Liverpool-Faro flight. He was compelled to pay for different flights by way of Dublin on Ryanair, and arrived in Portugal 10 hours later than scheduled.

Holidaymakers who’ve been advised incorrectly that they need to renew their journey paperwork are additionally inadvertently including to the strain on HM Passport Workplace. The organisation has a goal of 10 weeks for issuing new and renewed passports.

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