Brits are being warned that their holiday plans may be in jeopardy, if they have less than 15 months left on their passport.
With Brexit due to go ahead at the end of the month regardless of a deal actually getting done, travellers with less than 15 months left on their passports may not be allowed to visit some European countries.
The Government has said, ‘Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.
If the UK leaves the EU with no deal, the rules for travel to most countries in Europe will change from 29 March 2019. If your adult passport was issued over 9 years ago, you may be affected. You should use this tool to check your passport is still valid for your trip before booking travel.
Adult and child passports should have at least 6 months’ validity remaining on your date of travel.’
Those concerned that their passport may be affected by the lack of a Brexit deal can check if they will be affected here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements
The Government added, ‘If you renewed your passport early, extra months would have been added to your new passport. Any extra months on an adult passport will not count towards the validity requirement, so some passport holders will need to have more than 6 months remaining in order to travel.’