Martin Lewis has warned the british vacationers full of hope to renew their passport almost expired as soon as possible – the responsible admitting services to operate more slowly than normal due to the pandemic.
His advice comes after a woman complained to the expert in the economy of London, 48 years of age, by e-mail, stating that she had waited 13 weeks for a new passport and now had to cancel his holiday, losing thousands of pounds.
In his latest weekly email, Martin warned that this was not unexpected, adding: “The passport office warns, of course, that the renewal will take more time than the three weeks to normal. “
While the travel restrictions are still in place, some flight operators have started to take off at airports across the Uk after the lifting of the blockades in other countries, such as Spain.
Martin Lewis (above) has warned the british vacationers to renew their passport almost expired “as soon as possible” – the officials admitting that the “services to operate more slowly than normal” due to the pandemic
“Passport to expire, or almost? Renew as soon as possible, ” said Martin. “We mean information according to which, at the extreme, some take three months or more, while the expedited services, and appointments in person are suspended.
“So, if you have planned a trip later this summer, sort the. Tracy has sent out an e-mail: “I’ve waited 13 weeks. It seems now that our vacation will be cancelled, which costs us 1 000 £. “And “no passport” is not covered by most travel insurance.
A woman complained to the expert in saving money by e-mail, stating that she had waited 13 weeks for a new passport (photo stock)
A spokesman for the Home Office told the Mirror: “The passport office of His Majesty continues to process passport applications as standard, and you can continue to apply online.
“However, the receipt of your passport will take more time than usual because of the new working practices designed to ensure the safety of staff and customers.
“We encourage those who can to apply later and, as is always the case, we strongly advise you not to book travel without a valid passport. “
The Foreign Office advises against always all non-essential travel to the foreign country and the quarantine of 14 days on all arrivals in the United Kingdom will continue to apply after the easing of the country on 4 July.
However, the government should announce “air bridges” to countries with low infection rates, such as Spain, France, Italy and Turkey.