October 18, 2021

In the aftermath of Brexit, European identity cards are no longer accepted at UK borders.


The UK government says a post-Brexit law banning the use of ID cards to enter the UK from the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA) will take effect on Friday.

Under plans announced by the government a year ago, most EU, EEA and Swiss citizens will need a valid passport. To enter the UK. As border authorities stop accepting national identity cards as travel documents on October 1.

Tea United Kingdom He said the changes came after his final departure. European Union Earlier this year, it was necessary to more easily prevent the use of forged documents, fight crime and stop illegal immigrants.

In a statement late Thursday, Home Secretary Preeti Patel “The UK needs to catch the criminals who want to enter our country illegally using fake documents,” he said.

“By eliminating the use of unsecured ID cards, we are strengthening our borders and giving people priority to regain control of our immigration system,” he added.

That’s the way things are. The UK is short of thousands of HGV drivers. This has led to a deep fuel crisis and a shortage of supermarket shelves.

Holiday industry figures warn that changes to the ID are likely to create more obstacles for drivers, as government critics have already blamed Briggs as well as the corona virus.

The ID ban is part of a package of changes to fulfill the ruling Conservative Party’s 2019 election promise to take control of Britain’s borders.

The proposed laws, which have proved controversial with human rights activists, include the power to arrest illegal immigrants and deport asylum seekers while their applications are processed.

The government has said that EU, EEA and Swiss citizens who have previously resided in the UK and have been granted the right to reside in the UK will still be able to use their national identity cards at the borders until 2025.

(France 24 with AFP)


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