The UK Government have today (12th February) updated the information for UK Passport holders travelling to Spain and most European countries after 1st January 2021
Until 1 January 2021, you can continue to travel to Europe with your UK passport until it expires.
New rules will apply for travel to Europe from 1 January 2021.
If your passport is burgundy or has ‘European Union’ on the cover, you can continue to use it until it expires.
You’ll need to have at least 6 months left on an adult or child passport to travel to most countries in Europe (not including Ireland).
If you renewed your current passport before the previous one expired, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the 6 months needed.
You’ll need to renew your passport before travelling if you do not have enough time left on your passport.
The new rules will apply for travel to and between most countries in Europe. These are:
British Expats visiting the UK must ensure they have at least 6 months on their Passports for their return, while there may not be any problems travelling to or entering the UK returning to Spain or any of the other countries listed could prove problematic.