What to prepare if you are travelling after 29th March 2019?
Our Brexit FAQ
Brexit: how to prepare my holiday?
The political process is still ongoing but if you are looking to prepare for your holiday post Brexit, here are some tips if you are travelling to the EU after the 29th March 2019.
1. Check the date your passport expires
We recommend you to have 6 months left on your passport on your departure date to EU. The UK Government has published a website tool to determine if you need to renew your passport before departure date.
2. GET TRAVEL INSURANCE
When travelling in the EU and beyond, it is important that you are covered for any circumstance, including medical conditions.
3. CHECK YOUR DRIVERS LICENCE
In a no-deal scenario, UK travellers looking to travel by car in the EU after Brexit may need to apply for the relevant International Driving Permit.
4. Be careful with your data roaming
In case of a no-deal scenario, EU rules will no longer apply and you may have to deal with UK roaming prices. We advise you to check with your phone operator the costs of using your mobile phone in the EU.
You shouldn’t need a Schengen visa to travel to EU after Brexit. EU ambassadors agreed that, following Brexit, UK citizens coming to the Schengen area for a short stay (90 days in any 180 days) should be granted visa-free travel. However, from 2021, British travelers will still need to apply for ETIAS. ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) is the name given to the new travel authorization system which will be a requirement for British citizens and 60 other nationalities who can currently visit Europe visa-free.
In case a deal is agreed, then we will be in a transition period, meaning everything will stay the same until the end of December 2020. In a no-deal scenario, the European Commission has said that UK airlines will still be able to operate flights between the UK and the EU.
There is nothing to suggest that you will not be able to continue with your holiday plans after 29 March. Even in a no-deal scenario, the European Commission has said flights to and from the UK will still be able to operate. If you book a package, your holiday will be protected under the Package Travel Regulations, meaning you have a right to a full refund if your holiday can no longer be provided.