Where you can travel without a passport this summer as application delays continue

If you’re sitting around without a passport but still want to get away, there are still a number of countries you can still go to.

Many have been forced to cancel or postpone vacations due to passport application delays.

The Passport Office has warned hopeful holidaymakers to apply for their passports in time, as they have announced a 10-week processing time.

It comes after thousands of people put off renewing their passports during the pandemic when international travel was banned.

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But if you are worried about not getting your passport in time or if you don’t have one, you still have the opportunity to enjoy a trip abroad.

In the common travel area, you can travel between countries without a passport.

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These countries include;

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • North Ireland
  • plus Crown dependencies (Bailliage of Jersey, Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Isle of Man)
  • Ireland

Although you don’t need a passport, only photo ID is required, such as a driver’s license or provisional driver’s license.

However, travelers should beware if traveling by air, as airlines such as Ryanair require passports for all flights, regardless of destination.

It may not be Spain, but during the summer months Crown dependencies such as Jersey and Guernsey can be much warmer than Scotland as they are in the north of France.

So even if you don’t have a passport, you might still feel like you’ve gone abroad and you’re out of your country.

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