EASYJET has changed some of their travel advice which will make your summer holiday much easier.
The budget airline has amended their website to say passports only need three months before expiry when travelling.
Since the UK left the EU, Brits need to have at least three months left on their passport to be able to travel to Europe.
However, airlines issued their own rules, with easyJet and Ryanair asking for longer.
The easyJet rules previously stated that anyone travelling internationally on an easyJet flight needed a passport with at least six months before expiry.
However, the airline has since changed this to be in line with the government’s guidelines.
A spokesperson for easyJet told The Independent they had reviewed the information to make it as “clear as possible” for passengers.
They said: “Having recently reviewed the guidance provided on government passport validity requirements, we have now updated this on our website to ensure they are clear and to avoid any misinterpretation.”
The easyJet website now states: “Please check your passport’s expiry and issue date before you travel.
“If you’re a UK passport holder travelling to the EU (except Ireland), or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, the Vatican City or Switzerland, your passport will need to meet the following criteria:
- It must be valid for at least three months after the day you plan to depart from the EU or above countries
- It must be no more than 10 years’ old on the date of travel to the EU or above countries”
Passengers who had been turned away at the airport when they were told they needed six months when their passports had the minimum three months validity could be able to claim back money.
Denied boarding compensation can be up to £350 per person, depending on the flight, if they were wrongly denied.
This is in addition to potential claims for elements such as booked accommodation or car rental.
That isn’t the only rule Brits must follow – anyone with more than 10 years on their passport can no longer use the additional months.
The validity period rule isn’t the only way your passport could get you stopped from entering a country.
A woman was banned from entering Spain as she didn’t have an exit stamp in her passport, leading them to think she overstayed her visit.
We’ve explained your holiday rights including how to claim a refund.