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Allow European school visits to UK with only ID cards and a List of Travellers

Submitted by Susan Jones on Tuesday 1st June 2021

Published on Tuesday 8th June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 8th December 2021

Current Signatures: 8
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Cards ~ Children ~ Denmark ~ Europeans ~ ID cards ~ IMPACT ~ Ireland ~ list ~ Next year ~ Teachers ~ Traveller ~ UK ~ WILL LOSE

Petition Action

Allow European school visits to UK with only ID cards and a List of Travellers

Petition Details

Consider the financial & educational impact of no longer allowing school age children and their teachers to enter UK with just ID cards. Many of these groups come for a small number of days, the financial & organisational costs of obtaining passports and visas is prohibitive

Additional Information

The youth & educational travel sector brings over £20 billion p.a. to the UK. Bookings for next year are falling whilst demand for countries which allow ID cards, such as Ireland and Denmark, is soaring. Whilst not all economic value is from school visits, this is often students’ introduction to the UK. The UK risks losing its place at the top of the educational tourism market with associated impact on jobs. Our own students too will lose these visits as an opportunity for cultural exchange.


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