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For Europeans wishing to travel to the United Kingdom, a passport is now mandatory

For Europeans wishing to travel to the United Kingdom, a passport is now mandatory

Friday to 1There is October, European or Swiss citizens can no longer re-enter the UK using their national identity card. Brexit is required, they now have to submit the passport.

In a statement, the UK Home Office said the change would help“Prevent organized criminal gangs and others from abusing the system”, Because identity cards are, according to him, a document “Insecure”. According to the ministry, 48% of false documents found on the border by 2020 are European or Swiss identity cards. These documents “Fake is easier than a passport”, The ministry says, and some “No biometric data”.

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The exception to the Irish language

“We must crack down on criminals who seek to enter our country illegally using false documents., British Home Secretary Priti Patel, quoted in the press release. By ending the use of these insecure identity cards, we are strengthening our borders and responding to the will of the people to regain control of our immigration system., He added.

The new move is part of a broader new immigration plan aimed at marking the promised tightening of the Brexit environment, announced a year ago.Me Patel described in the release “Strong for those who want to abuse the system and fair for those who play by the rules”.

The only exception to the compulsory passport: Irish nationals and European or Swiss citizens residing in the United Kingdom (temporarily or not). They can continue to use their ID card until December 31, 2025.

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