Entering the UK only with passport from October onwards

From 1 October 2021, an identity card will no longer be sufficient for entry to the UK. Citizens of the EU, the European Economic Area and Switzerland will then need a valid passport. This also applies to employees in the transport and logistics industry.

Anyone entering the UK after 1 October 2021 will need a passport. The British Ministry of Transport has reminded us of this. As can be read on the Ministry’s website, a visa is still not necessary.

Symbolic image of the UK leaving the EUAn exception applies to those who are resident in Great Britain and have “settled status” or also “pre-settled status”. In this case, they will still be allowed to enter the country with their identity card until 2025, but only if they have obtained their status on the basis of this identity card. Exits from Great Britain will continue to be possible with an identity card after 1 October.

The background to the new entry regulation is the Brexit, i.e. the UK’s exit from the EU.


Daniel Mahnken
Daniel Mahnken is a Senior Corporate Communications Manager at Saloodo!. As a qualified journalist, writing is practically in his blood. After studying sports journalism, he wanted to become Germany’s Next Sports Commentator, but then he discovered logistics and has been stuck with it ever since.

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