From Friday, you can only enter the UK with a passport

From Friday, you can only enter the UK with a passport

From 1 October, Romanian citizens, like other EU citizens, will be able to enter the UK with only a passport, and their identity will not be accepted as a travel document.

From that date, citizens of the European Union, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will not need a visa to enter the UK for a short period of time, but will need to present a passport valid for the duration of their intended stay. .

From now on (until at least 25 December 2025), ID cards will only be accepted as a valid travel document from those who have been established (Settlement(or pre-established)pre-stable) hold UK status; who have a work permit for border workers (Border worker’s permit); who receive health care S2 (Healthcare Visitor No. S2); from Swiss service providers (Swiss service provider).

The UK withdrew from the European Union on January 31, 2020, halted freedom of movement on December 31, 2020, and from January 2021, the UK introduced a points-based immigration system that prioritizes skills and talent, not where a person comes from.

Under the rules of the new system, citizens of the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland can continue to visit the UK without a visa, but in this case they can spend up to 6 months in the country and participate in a range of activities such as tourism, family and friends, short-term study and activities Commercial activities such as various events and conferences. However, if they wish to work or study for more than six months, they must apply for a visa.

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