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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  • East Midlands Airport Guide

    Full Name: Nottingham East Midlands Airport
    Location: The airport is situated 11 miles (18km) from Derby. It is in easy reach of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby by road and public transport.
    Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

    Tel: +44 871 919 9000.

    Transfer to the City:

    Visitors heading for Nottingham can use the direct Nottingham Skylink bus service, which runs half-hourly around the clock between the airport and Nottingham Railway Station. Taxis are freely available, the fare to Nottingham being around £25. Journey time to central Nottingham is about half an hour.

    Car rental:

    Car hire desks in the arrivals hall are available for Enterprise, Europcar, National and Hertz car rental.


    The airport has a range of shops, including a newsagent, chemist, souvenir shop and duty free outlets. There are several restaurants and fast-food eateries in the terminal building. There are public telephones, Internet kiosks and Wi-Fi hotspots available. The airport also has an executive lounge.


    Short-term and long-term parking is available. Shuttle buses operate between the car parks and the terminal.