20 August 2021
Date: Friday, 20 August 2021
Ref: 027-2021 EN
Changes to travelling to the UK using National Identity (ID) Cards
Air Malta is advising its customers that the UK Government is phasing out the use of National Identity (ID) cards when travelling to the country.
In this regard, as from the 1 October 2021, National ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document, and it will not be possible to enter the UK using them. This change will affect EU, EEA and Swiss nationals, who will now need to use a valid passport to travel to the UK.
This change will not apply to EU, EEA and Swiss nationals who have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 or otherwise have protected rights under the Citizens’ Rights Agreements.
More information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/visiting-the-uk-as-an-eu-eea-or-swiss-citizen .