Changes to entering the UK using EU ID cards

From 1st October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will need to use a valid passport to travel to the UK. ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document to enter the UK, though some exemptions will apply. 

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  • Shonai Airport Guide

    Full Name: Shonai Airport
    Location: The airport is situated about eight miles (12km) southwest from Shonai and eight miles (12km) south of Sakata.
    Time: GMT +9
    Transfer to the City:

    Buses are available at the airport, travelling to a number of destinations including the Sakata Railway Station, which is the main transport hub in the area. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

    Car rental:

    Car rental companies represented at the airport include Toyota Rent-A-Car, Nissan Car Rental and Orix Car Rental.


    Airport facilities include an ATM, mobile phone chargers, a smoking room, and a selection of shops and restaurants.


    Airport car parking is accessible between 5am and 11pm and is free of charge.