According to Sunshine.co.uk, more than half of Brits couldn’t say how long was left on their current passport without checking their documents.
The company conducted the poll following the recent reveal of the passport application backlog, which has allegedly affected as many as half a million holidaymakers. A total of 1,822 adults from around the UK took part in the poll and answered questions relating to their holiday plans and passports.
Respondents were initially asked if they would be able to accurately state when their passport was due to expire to the nearest year, to which 53% said they had 'no idea’, 37% said they had a ‘rough idea’ and 10% said they ‘definitely’ knew.
The poll also revealed that almost a fifth (17%) of the respondents taking part admitted that they had previously forgotten their passport and hadn’t realised until they arrived at the airport, port or train station.