Fake news goes viral on social media stating residents can’t travel without civil ID

The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday pointed out that a video clip circulating on social media that alleged residents could not travel without a civil identity card was inaccurate. The ministry affirmed that expatriates could still travel via the airport by presenting solely a valid residency stamped on the passport.

It explains that any resident who has a valid residency before the ministerial decision 135/2019 on 10/3/2019 (on residency stamped on the ID card), stipulating that he or she can travel by presenting solely the residency on the passport. Those who got a residency as of the date (10/3/2019) and later, or transferred data from an old passport to a new one, are obliged to present the ID card upon traveling, where the Latin first and surname must be compatible with the names in the passport.

Nationality of the holder must be similar to the one mentioned in the card, along with the correct passport number. The ministry explained that it had executed an awareness campaign regarding the issue and urged social media to be accurate in publicizing security matters.