Explained to Channel 5, the expert shows that Britons should always ensure that their passports are stamped when they return from their holiday. Why?
If passports are not stamped when leaving a country, British tourists may not be able to re-visit the country because according to passport data, the three-month visa may have been exceeded.
Travel expert Lisa Minot explains: “One thing I would say to people looking to go abroad this summer is make sure you have your passport, if they stamp it on entry, make sure they stamp it on the way out. as well.
“Since we’ve seen some issues with countries where they may not be used to stamp our passports, if they don’t stamp you out you could be denied entry on your next vacation because you would in fact stay longer than 90 days.” stayed .
“So always make sure that wherever you are, your passport is stamped when you go out,” she said.
All countries in the EU and the Schengen area allow tourists to stay in the country for up to three months.
That is why Britons will only be allowed to stay for a maximum of 90 days this summer when they go on holiday through Europe.
The UK Foreign Office recently issued a warning explaining: “If the relevant entry or exit stamps are not in your passport or are not visible to a border officer on the computer system, a border officer may assume that you have exceeded your visa-free limit. have exceeded.”
It said that if travelers use the e-gates, they will give you a “virtual stamp”.
“When using an e-gate, your entry/exit is registered in the computer system.
“A border officer may also stamp your passport after you have passed through the e-gate.
“This is for operational reasons of the airport.”