यूरोपीय संघ जाने वाले पर्यटक 10 साल के पासपोर्ट नियम के कारण फंस गए

यूरोपीय संघ जाने वाले पर्यटक 10 साल के पासपोर्ट नियम के कारण फंस गए

Holidaymakers going to EU caught out by 10-year-passport rule

European Union tourists stranded due to 10-year passport rule.

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  • 28, Mar, 2024
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Holidaymakers going to EU caught out by 10-year-passport rule

UK travellers, post-Brexit, face hurdles with the "passport 10-year rule." Formerly, passports issued up to 9 months before could carry over, but now EU countries reject those over a decade old. Approximately 32 million pre-rule applications were made, with unclear impact. Nathan Barnes, a paramedic, was barred from a France flight due to an old passport. Since Brexit, travel to EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland, excluding Ireland, mandates passports issued within a decade, valid for 3 months post-return. Post-2018 passports last exactly 10 years; pre-2018 ones could stretch to 10 years or 9 months. Passports, pre-2018, might appear valid worldwide but breach EU rules if over 10 years old. Some possess such passports, still valid elsewhere but not in parts of Europe, due to the passport office's pre-2018 practice of transferring up to 9 months from old to new passports. This discrepancy leads to confusion and travel disruptions. The 10-year rule

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