From 01 October 2021 EU, EEA or Swiss national ID cards will no longer be valid for travel to the UK unless you live in the UK and have settled or pre-settled status, or an application pending.
Passengers with settled or pre-settled status can continue to use national ID cards until 31 December 2025. Passports will be mandatory for all other passengers including children.
Please note that your passport doesn’t need to be valid for a minimum number of months to travel, providing that it’s valid for the length of your stay in the UK. Find out more.
Proving immigration status
If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen living in the UK with settled or pre-settled status, you may be asked to provide proof when entering the UK. You can generate a code here, which you may need to show to UK Border Force officers. This code will confirm your immigration status.
Visas for travel to the UK
You can continue to travel to the UK for holidays or short trips without a visa. Find out more.
When to arrive at the station
You should be prepared to arrive at the station a little earlier than usual. Check your ticket for your recommended arrival time and allow plenty of time to get through security and passport control.