UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The British passport will change color and darken after the country withdrew from the European Union as a result of Brexit, the Foreign Ministry said.
The new document will have a dark blue cover together with the current burgundy. In addition, the mention of the European Union will disappear from it. It is expected that issuing updated passports will begin in March.
The material from which the cover is made will also change – for passports of a new sample it will be made of polycarbonate.
The authors of the layout argue that this, coupled with other technologies, will provide increased data security.
Dark blue passports have been introduced in the UK since 1921, but in 1988 the color changed to burgundy with gold stamping on the recommendation of the EU. A return to the historical color of the document, according to Brexit supporters, should symbolize the restoration of British identity.
This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for OBSERVATORY NEWS from different countries around the world – material edited and published by OBSERVATORY staff in our newsroom.
Contact us: [email protected]