(The Guardian) Concerns have been raised that EU citizens living in the UK may not be allowed to board flights into the country because of confusion created by new government rules over ID cards and passports.
From 1 October, EU citizens who do not have the post-Brexit right to live in the UK will not be able to use EU, EEA or Swiss national ID cards to enter the country.
It means that EU citizens not settled in the UK arriving for short visits or visa stays will be required to show a passport under post-Brexit immigration rules. Those settled in the UK can continue to use ID cards until 2025.
Brussels fears that airlines will struggle to make the distinction at boarding gates because the UK has not issued EU citizens living in the UK since Brexit with physical residency documents.