(CMR) People who still have the red or burgundy passport issued before the UK officially left the EU are encouraged to check their documents before traveling. Many will soon expire, and several countries require a visitor's passport to be valid for six months.
While some countries have a three-month validity rule, most countries require passports to be valid for six months.
People with the red/burgundy paspports are also reminded that their passport is now only valid for 10 years from the issue date on their passport. If their passport was issued prior to the UK leaving the EU with additional months on, those extra months are no longer valid.
If a person's passport is not valid for at least six months, they may not be able to board their flight or enter certain countries. It is recommended that people do not make travel arrangements if they do not have at least 6 months of validity left on their current passport. People are also encouraged not to make travel plans if their UK passport is currently being renewed, as there could be unforeseen delays.
While many have decided to renew in order to get the new blue passport, this is not necessary. Unless your British Passport is due for renewal, you do not need to apply for a new one. The old passport is still valid for travel until its listed expiry date.