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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  • Christchurch International Airport Guide

    Full Name: Christchurch International Airport
    Location: The airport is situated eight miles (13km) from Christchurch.
    Time: Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April).

    Tel: +64 3 358 5029.

    Transfer to the City:

    The airport is connected to Christchurch city centre by two public bus routes (the Purple Line and Bus 29) departing from the regional transport hub at the northern end of the International Arrivals Hall. Tickets can be bought directly from the driver. Door-to-door shuttles are available with advance booking. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

    Car rental:

    Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Thrifty, among others.


    There are shops (including duty-free), bars and restaurants, banks, ATMs and currency exchange at the airport. Other facilities include left luggage, mobile phone rental, showers, a business centre, a post office, and a hotel reservations desk. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should inform their travel agent or airline in advance.


    There is covered and uncovered parking available at varying rates in a selection of parking areas. In the short-term lot the minimum charge (up to two hours) is NZD 10, and in the long-term lot the minimum charge (up to 24 hours) is NZD 10.