The navy blue British Passport which was used in 1921 the first time, is to be returned after leaving the European Union in 2019.
The Immigration minister Brandon Lewis stated that replacing the burgundy coloured British Passport to the original dark navy blue will help Britain ‘restore national identity”.
The Home Office has announced that after October 2019, all British passports will be dark blue and gold, and the embossed words “European Union” at the top of the front cover will be removed. The new version will be in production next autumn.
The new passport will be implemented with many additional features with the use of the latest technology that would make the new British Passport as one of the most secure passports in the world.
The UK is expected to leave the EU in March 2019, however, the burgundy passports will continue to be issued but with no reference to the trade bloc, more details due to be released in the spring 2019 when a supplier is appointed.
Well, we’ll just have to wait and see how this will change the way we travel to the EU and the other countries where we may need to apply for visas that was not needed before.