Poundland release blue and red passport covers 8 months ago

Poundland release blue and red passport covers

In or out - Poundland has you covered

The UK retailer Poundland is launching blue and red passport covers ahead of Brexit.

The British passport was once dark blue with the lion and the unicorn royal coat of arms embossed in gold on the front.

It changed to the European Union's burgundy model in 1988 after the UK joined the trading bloc.

The new blue passport cover is labelled as Great Britain and Northern Ireland only.

Along with these labels, the traditional red cover also includes the EU and it comes with the tag line saying “still proud to be European”.


You could now get both covers from Poundland stores across the UK for £1 each.

Mark Pym, Poundland’s marketing controller, said: “Whether you’re Europhile or a Europhobe, Poundland’s got you covered.”

Passports in all EU member states have common design elements; except Croatia, they all have burgundy coloured covers.

Getty Image The original blue passport was issued in 1921.

New British passport issued between the period of Brexit deadlines of 29th March and October will still remain the burgundy EU’s model.

Unlike the 1921 version, the new passport will be issued with a distinctive dark blue colour.