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Travel conditions in the UK, valid from 1 January. Everything you need to know as Romanian citizens!

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As of 1 January, travel conditions in the UK have changed. As you well know, the United Kingdom left the European Union, and the transition period is over. With the end of Brexit, relations between the UK and the countries of the European Union have changed.

Travel conditions in the UK

Here's what you need to pay attention to as Romanian citizens if you are visiting the UK:

  • Payment by card: EU-UK transactions will no longer be covered by EU rules limiting interbank fees. This can lead to a surcharge for card payments.

We recommend that you check the rates that will be applied to payments made in the UK before traveling.

  • roaming: Roaming providers operating in the EU may charge customers a surcharge when they use roaming services in the United Kingdom.

Before traveling to the UK, we recommend that you check with your telephone service provider what charges will apply during your visit to this state.

  • Customs control: From the point of view of customs controls for European visitors, including Romanians, traveling to the United Kingdom, there will be no changes until at least July 1, 2021. Any changes communicated by the British authorities will be notified in due course. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced visa regime and travel conditions for Romanians in Great Britain, from January 1, 2021. We recommend that you also find out about the official website of the UK.

It is possible to travel based on the identity card until September 30, 2021

Until the 30 September 2021, Romanian citizens can use identity card to enter the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. After this date, entry into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will only be possible based on the passport (simple electronic or simple temporary).

Romanian citizens covered by the EU Citizens' Registration Program (EU Settlement Scheme) will be able to travel to the United Kingdom using their national identity documents until 31 December 2025.

Please note that all amounts over GBP 10.000 in cash will need to be declared. It can be done online, at least 72 hours before the trip, using this link or at the border crossing point, if you have not been able to declare online.

CAREFUL! In addition to the travel conditions mentioned above, you must also comply with those set in the pandemic context of COVID-19.

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