Dutch nationals who want to visit the United Kingdom must be able to present a valid passport at the border from 1 October. Due to Brexit, an identity document is no longer sufficient to enter Great Britain. This applies to almost all travelers from the European Union.

The United Kingdom left the EU in early 2020, ending the free movement of more than 500 million people between the country and the 27 EU states. The new passport requirement applies to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

EU citizens who lived in the United Kingdom before 31 December 2020 can still use their ID card to cross the border. In addition, they will need a document that proves that they have lived in the country long enough. UK government licensed frontier workers will be able to use ID until the end of 2025.


People who need a corona test because they are going on a trip will have to pay for it from 1 October. Last summer it was free. The costs vary per type of test and per provider. For some trips an antigen test is sufficient, for other destinations only a PCR test is sufficient. At the major provider Spoedtest.nl a PCR test costs 80 euros. The result will then be available within 24 hours. An antigen test costs significantly less: 40 euros. With other providers, the rapid tests are also a lot cheaper than the PCR tests.

Anyone who has a free antigen test done via Testen voor Access for access to, for example, a concert or the catering industry, can also use the results to travel with them. The same applies to the PCR test of the GGD: an international QR code can also be generated with this negative result. Anyone who is tested at the GGD must have corona complaints. Testing for Access is also not officially intended for travel testing. People who are not (fully) vaccinated need a negative test result to enter other countries.

Read also: Traveling with the corona passport or mandatory access test

Due to Brexit, an identity document is no longer sufficient to enter Great Britain.
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