Sumary of Airlines and travel firms face millions in claims after applying wrong passport rules:
- Thousands of travellers are set to claim millions of pounds from airlines and holiday firms after being wrongly denied trips to Europe.
- Since the UK left the European Union, The Independent has repeatedly warned the government that it is misrepresenting post-Brexit passport validity rules.
- Two European Union rules for “third country nationals” apply.
- Travellers are told: “You will need a passport valid for at least three months after the date you intend to leave the EU country you are visiting [and] which was issued within the previous 10 years.
- Britain’s biggest holiday company, Tui, has now changed its policy to comply with European law – but only after mistakenly denying boarding to a significant number of passengers.
- Vanessa Pritchard-Wilkes is one of many holidaymakers wrongly denied boarding this summer.