The Government have published further information on passport requirements when travelling to an EU destination. You will need to make sure you check these before you travel. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documents in order to travel, so make sure you allow yourself plenty of time before you are due to go on holiday.
What you need to check
Make sure your passport is:
- valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave an EU country. This means the day you are returning home after your holiday.
- less than 10 years old
The 3 months you need when leaving a country must be within 10 years of the passport issue date.
If you renewed your current passport before the previous one expired, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the minimum 3 months needed.
How to check your passport validity
You can check the validity of your passports by using the Government help page here:
If you need to renew your passport, please be aware that the Home Office are experiencing delays. Please see our article: