Holidays: passport rules for TUI, easyJet, Ryanair and Jet2 | Travel News | Travel

Brexit has changed a lot of things about overseas travel, including passports. Now Britons receive a navy blue passport – instead of purple – and it must be stamped when going through security. Here are the other passport rules UK travelers should know.

Britons have been warned to check the latest passport rules before traveling abroad this year.

Countries have their own passport rules and it is important to know them.

Every country is different when it comes to the validity of your passport and how long it is valid for when you travel.

Some countries require the passport to be valid for three months after the date of departure, while others require six.

Airlines also differ from each other, each requiring different passport rules.

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TUI

As with all airlines, all Britons on TUI flights must present a valid passport, but the length of validity depends on the destination.

A statement on the TUI website said: ‘British citizens’ passports are valid for travel to any EU country up to and including the expiry date of the passport.

“The government recommends that on the day you travel you have at least six months left on your passport.

“To travel to Europe, you have at least three months left on your passport from the day you plan to return home.”

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easyJet

For UK passport holders traveling to the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland with easyJet, passports must have at least six months left in them.

But they can’t be more than 10 years old.

Ryanair

The low-cost airline has warned passengers that non-EU passport holders must have a passport valid for at least three months from their departure date when traveling to a Schengen member country.

For travel outside the European Economic Area (EEA), the passenger’s passport must be valid for the intended period of stay.

Jet2

Jet2 mainly flies to destinations within the EU, where a UK passport must be valid for at least three months after the passenger’s departure date, while being under 10 years old.

The airline said: “Just so you know that if you renewed your passport before your previous passport expired, any additional months that may have been added to the expiry date of your new passport, making it valid for a period of more than 10 years, may not count.”

British Airways

All passengers traveling with British Airways on an international flight need a valid passport, as with all airlines.

The airline warned travelers: “Please note that it is your responsibility to check and comply with all requirements applicable to your trip.

“If you fail to meet these requirements, you may not be permitted to travel or be refused entry to your destination.”

List of popular destinations and their passport rules

Australia

Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.

Barbados

Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.

Canada

Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay, but if you have less than six months validity, it may take longer to clear immigration.

China

Your passport must be valid for at least six months.

Egypt

Your passport must be valid for at least six months.

European Union

For most European countries, the British Passport Office recommends that on the day of your travel you have at least three months left in your passport. These countries are:

Austria

Belgium

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxemburg

Malta

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

India

Your passport should be machine readable, with two blank pages for your visa and valid for a minimum of 180 days at the time of entry into India.

Japan

Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.

Mexico

Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.

New Zealand

Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of one month from the date of exit.

Singapore

Your passport must be valid for at least six months.

South Africa

The rules state that your passport must be valid for at least 30 days from the date of exit, but it is recommended that you have at least six months on your passport before it expires. Your passport must also have at least two blank pages when entering or leaving South Africa.

Thailand

Your passport must be valid for at least six months.

Turkey

Your passport must be valid for at least six months.

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