From 1 January 2021, UK residents travelling to EU countries with firearms and ammunition will no longer be able to use 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.


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