|The new British passport. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
The current burgundy design is being replaced, following the UK's departure from the EU.
The blue passports will be made by Gemalto, owned by French firm Thales. Home Secretary Priti Patel said the passport will once again be entwined with the national identity, adding that Brexit had given the UK a unique opportunity to forge a new path in the world and enabled a return to the iconic blue and gold design.