RIGA - As of this Friday, October 1, travelers from the European Union (EU) will be required to present passports as they enter the UK, representatives of Riga Airport informed.
That means that eID cards issued in the EU will not be accept as a valid travel document in the UK, except for the eID cards held by EU citizens that have been living in the UK before December 31, 2020 and have registered there for permanent or temporary residence. They will be able to use their eID cards as a travel document at least until December 31, 2025.
However, UK authorities have urged all persons, including those who have registered for residency status and want to keep traveling on their eID cards, to obtain passports for traveling.
Riga International Airport is the largest air traffic hub in the Baltics.