Dubai – Masaader News
The blue British passport will come back to the British people after 30 years in the next month, the Home Office has said, according to BBC.
The UK was never formally compelled to change the colour of its passport in the 1980s but did so with other member states.
The current burgundy design is being replaced, following the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Blue passports were introduced in 1921 and phased out after 1988 when members of the then European Economic Community agreed to harmonise designs.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said the passport will “once again be entwined with our national identity”.
New passport will carry updated security features, including a “super-strength” polycarbonate data page, containing embedded technologies to keep personal data secure, and involve the “most secure printing and design techniques” to combat identity theft and forgery.