Passports of the European Union

The European Union itself does not issue ordinary passports, but ordinary passport booklets issued by its 28 member states share a common format. This common format features burgundy-coloured covers (with the exception of Croatia) emblazoned—in the official language(s) of the issuing country (and sometimes its translation into English and French)—with the title "European Union", followed by the name(s) of the member state, its coat of arms, the word "PASSPORT", together with the biometric passport symbol at the bottom centre of the front cover.

Some EU member states also issue non-EU passports to certain people who have a nationality which does not render them citizens of the European Union (e.g., British Overseas Territories Citizens except those with a connection to Gibraltar, British Protected Persons and British Subjects).

In addition, the European Commission issues European Union Laissez-Passers to the members and certain civil servants of its institutions.

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SA travel bans - all the latest deets on flights

Independent online (SA) 29 Nov 2021
They are accepting all EU passport holders who are residents in Europe ... "UK nationals are no longer EU nationals and can only travel on KLM if they reside in Europe. South African nationals using a second EU passport (not residing in Europe) may not travel via Amsterdam on KLM....

Australia’s economy likely contracted in Q3 but recovery expected soon: Reuters poll

FX Empire 29 Nov 2021
By Shaloo Shrivastava ... Despite Australia’s success last year in containing the COVID-19 virus, fresh flare ups and the stay-at-home rule imposed this year severely dented economic activity leading to job cuts and calls for a ramped-up vaccination drive. The Nov ... Advertisement ... EU COVID-19 passports, vaccines helped European tourism recovery -UN report....

As buyer’s remorse begins to stalk even ardent Brexiters, they can no longer indulge in fantasy

The Observer 28 Nov 2021
British science remains outside the EU’s Horizon programme, the biggest international science programme in the world ... Equally, the 45,000 EU au pairs or some 750,000 EU schoolchildren who used to come to Britain every year are disappearing, deterred by onerous passport and immigration rules....

Xmas getaways crisis: Switzerland bans ALL Britons with immediate effect due to rising cases of ...

The Daily Mail 28 Nov 2021
The UK and the EU are closing in on a deal to recognise each other's vaccine passports in a move which could open up more holidays to Europe for double-jabbed Britons ... RELATED ARTICLES. Previous 1 Next. 'We're NOWHERE near full lockdown'. Sajid Javid desperately... ....

KLM Will Maintain South Africa Flights After Travel Ban Enacted

Simple Flying 28 Nov 2021
KLM is continuing to fly to South Africa despite worries over COVID-19. Photo. Getty Images ... Dutch passports, EU citizens, Schengen residents Medical emergency staff Ships’ crew� Airline staff People who are traveling under exceptional circumstances, such as family emergencies ... Photo. KLM ... The Netherlands has imposed a lockdown ... The new rules are....

Booked a flight to the UK? Here's what to do

Independent online (SA) 27 Nov 2021
"If you are due to travel on a UK/EU passport or have a settlement visa (ancestral, spousal, dependent, work visa), then you are allowed to enter the UK but will have to quarantine for 10 days on arrival at a cost of £2250."She also offered advice for travellers who were currently in the destination....

SA shunned yet again. Here's everything you need to know about the travel bans

Independent online (SA) 27 Nov 2021
South Africa is in the same position it was in a few months ago ... What's going on? ... The entry ban does not apply to the repatriation of people carrying Dutch passports, EU citizens, Schengen residents, medical emergency staff, ships’ crew, airline staff and people travelling under exceptional circumstances, such as family emergencies ... IOL ....

Covid-19 certificates: how to get them and where they are required in Catalonia

Catalan News 26 Nov 2021
Are only EU Covid certificates accepted?  ... As of November 21, arrivals from any EU/EEA country will require to show such Covid passport, as well as the vast majority of the remaining countries in the world ... If you want to check your EU Covid passport or are a business obliged to verify your customers' passes, you can use the website....

Upstart winners of Bulgarian election vow to end corruption

Business Day 26 Nov 2021
The Balkan nation of 7-million has languished at the bottom of the EU’s rankings in terms of living standards, has been kept out of the passport-free Schengen travel zone and has drawn repeated criticism for allowing endemic graft and organised crime to undercut the economy....

Covid latest news: Germany announces record number of infections and deaths

The Daily Telegraph 25 Nov 2021
EU set to propose 'nine-month expiry date' on Covid vaccine passports for travel Europe must consider mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations, says WHO official In charts. The European countries racing to vaccinate amid rising Covid cases and lockdowns Angela Merkel's attempt to reintroduce German lockdown thwarted by coalition ... Auto update On Off ... ....

Who can get an Irish passport and how long does the application take?

Metro UK 24 Nov 2021
Aside from the new hue, our departure from the EU had additional consequences to our passports, with their global ‘power’ ranking dropping from third to seventh place over the last few years ... Who can apply for an Irish passport? ... Anecdotally, a non-UK passport may also mean shorter queues at the airport, as you can go through the EU border check....

EU urged not to forget Belarus as bloc prepares sanctions

The Associated Press 24 Nov 2021
With that in mind, the EU is targeting Belarus airlines Belavia ... Cham Wing Airlines, which operates flights from Syria to Belarus, is also in the EU’s sights ... The EU will also take aim at VIP Grub, a passport and visa service based in Istanbul, Turkey ... VIP Grub actively advertises migration to the EU.”....

Germany to open up more to migrants under new coalition

Metro USA 24 Nov 2021
By Riham Alkousaa ... The alliance also agreed to introduce a law to make multiple citizenship possible. Becoming a German citizen generally requires a person to give up any other passports, though there are exemptions, including for citizens of other EU countries ... That compares to eight years and six years respectively at the moment ... ....