With the summer holidays approaching soon and with it being the first COVID restriction-free summer since start of the pandemic, many people are excited to be heading abroad. The last few weeks have seen people take advantage of half term, as well as the extended jubilee bank holiday to travel abroad.
However, there’s nothing worse than booking your flight only to turn up at the airport to find out that you have forgotten your passport at home. Or when your passport is expired and you know the process to renew it won’t arrive in time for when you want to go on holiday.
However, the good news is that there are a few ways around this. There are some travel destinations you can go to that do not require a passport. Recently, two children hoping to travel from Jet2 Manchester flight to Jersey to visit their dad were barred because they did not have photo ID. However, it was revealed that the airport was in the wrong as in this case, the children were allowed to travel without a passport.
And there are a few other countries you can travel to without a passport, too, when travelling from the UK. Read on to find out more about this.
Where can you travel without a passport?
According to Conde Naste Traveller, if you live in the UK, you can enter any other country within the UK without a passport, including anywhere within the Common Travel Area. This is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, plus the Crown Dependencies, which means that you can also travel to Bailiwick of Jersey, Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man, as well as the Republic of Ireland.
However, although you may not need a passport to travel to these countries, if you are over the age of 16, you may need an alternative photo ID to bring with you when travelling.
Countries outside the Common Travel Area will require UK travellers to bring a passport when travelling abroad.