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Photo ID compulsory on Condor ships from March

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ALL PASSENGERS will be required to carry photographic identification when travelling on domestic services with Condor Ferries in 2019.

Condor managing director Paul Luxon. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 19413422)

The company is to introduce compulsory ID on inter-island sailings and to Poole and Portsmouth from 1 March.

Mandatory ID will become a regulatory requirement at the end of 2019.

‘We have to introduce ID on all routes at the end of next year anyway so are looking to be ahead of the curve,’ Condor CEO Paul Luxon said.

‘Adopting a consistent approach to working with all passengers is right and it is normal these days for everyone to be carrying some proof around with them.

‘The States of Jersey and Guernsey would like to see mandatory ID and we are also mindful of any potential impact on the Common Travel Area so have taken time to evaluate its introduction.’

From 1 February, all Condor passengers travelling between Guernsey, Jersey, Poole and Portsmouth will be required to present photo ID as a foot passenger or with their vehicle.

Acceptable forms include a valid or recently expired passport, driving licence or national identity card.

‘We recognise it may take a little time for everyone to get accustomed so will take a light touch for the first month and ensure this is communicated as widely as possible before and at the time of travel,’ said Mr Luxon.

From March the change will be enforced.

Nick Mann

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