Travel documents for entry to the United Kingdom
From 1 October 2021, EU, EEA and Swiss identity cards will no longer be accepted as travel documents for entry to the UK. The following exceptions exist to this rule:
You have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
You have applied for the EU Settlement Scheme by June 30, 2021, but a decision is pending.
You have an EU Settlement Scheme family residence permit.
You have a work permit as a cross-border worker.
You are a guest under S2 in the healthcare sector.
You are a Swiss citizen and hold a visa for service providers from Switzerland.
In the above cases, you can continue to use your national identity card to enter the UK until at least 31 December 2025.
***** IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT *****
Essential information to enter the UK
The United Kingdom is taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
- To protect your health and others’, everyone must complete an online passenger locator form before arrival in the United Kingdom.
- You may be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Check the exempt countries list immediately before you travel as this list can change at short notice.
- It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on public transport in the UK.
- Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.
The above is an important requirement from the Department for Transport (DfT)