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Home Office begins passport campaign on ‘no-deal Brexit’

Government department issues warning around no-deal Brexit

In the event of a no-deal Brexit new passport rules will apply from March 29, 2019, the Home Office has said.

One of the most significant of those is that travellers – both adults and children – will have to have at least six months left on their passports to travel within Europe.

The Home Office has ramped up its information campaign around a no-deal Brexit.

“If there is no deal, British passport holders will be considered third country nationals by the countries within the Schengen area after 29 March 2019. This means some people may need to renew their passport earlier than planned,” it said in a statement.

“If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your new passport’s expiry date, making it valid for more than 10 years. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the six months that should be remaining for travel to most countries in Europe.”

Sam Ballard is a director and co-founder of Waterfront Publishing, creator of ABTA Magazine, Cruise Adviser, Solus and more.