Brexit: Brits urged to renew passports NOW or risk European Union travel ban

A British passport

A British passport

This follows Raab's confirmation that the United Kingdom will not pay its £39 billion (€44 billion) "divorce bill" to Brussels if there is no overall deal on its departure from the EU.

No-deal frenzy in the media was also fuel by a "worse case scenario" warning from Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England.

In the event of no deal being struck with the alliance of European states, the government has admitted the United Kingdom would lose access to the encrypted Public Regulated Service (PRS), which will upset the military.

He also said there must be a "shift across the board in the EU's approach" on the issue of Northern Ireland: "They will have to meet us halfway. if they meet the ambition, the pragmatism we've shown through our White Paper proposals then I'm confident we can get a good deal for this country, but also for the European Union".

Britain has stepped up planning for the effects of such a departure and on Thursday published 28 technical notices covering the impact on areas ranging from environmental standards to certification for manufacturers.

"Companies will also be able to benefit from the preserved block exemptions within the United Kingdom when they enter into new agreements that meet the relevant criteria after European Union exit", it said.

"Many companies tell us they are deeply concerned by the impression that key information they need in order to prepare for change is being held back due to political sensitivities".

"It also begs the question of how this will be enforced and raises legitimate concerns over lengthy border delays if permits are to be checked".

"We will be working closely with the Government and other European operators to try and protect the current arrangements so our customers can continue to enjoy free EU roaming once Britain officially leaves the EU".

It also outlines the prospects for the United Kingdom position in regards to the Galileo global navigation satellite system, reiterating the point that the United Kingdom will have no role in the relevant programmes if there is not a Brexit deal.

It says it will start providing both types permits itself from February and applications will be made at 2,500 post offices across the UK.

Finally, the United Kingdom government has warned that United Kingdom participation in the EU Space Surveillance and Tracking (EUSST) programme, kicked off in 2014, will also be at risk.

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