The British authorities changed the passport registration order as a preventive measure to fight terrorism. According to new regulations, an individual is supposed to show his or her full face with a neutral expression and a closed mouth. New guidelines have wiped the smile off the face of British passport holders.
Great Britain is introducing new e-passports next year. A passport holder's picture will be placed in an electronic chip. It was forbidden to smile because scanners at the customs will be able to identify only close-mouthed photographs. Sunglasses and hair slanting across the eyes is excluded as well.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed