European Firearms Passes expire after 1 January

From 1 January 2021, UK residents travelling to EU countries with firearms and ammunition will no longer be able to use a European Firearms Pass (EFP).

People will need to comply with the specific licensing or other requirements imposed by the country they wish to visit. Hunters should work with their hosts/sporting agents and the government/police of the destination country to ensure that they do not import a firearm or ammunition illegally.

Some UK hunters will have passes printed with expiry dates beyond 1 January 2021. However, these cannot be relied upon because all EFPs will become redundant on 1 January 2021.

These changes will not impact on the UK’s domestic firearms controls. EU nationals bringing firearms temporarily into the UK will continue to require a visitor’s firearm permit issued by a UK police force.