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Brexit Travel Advice

Brexit Advice


We're very much aware that the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union has caused some uncertainty as to how travel and holidays might be affected after the 31 January 2020.

We are monitoring events closely and liaising with our travel industry governing bodies and regulators in order to prepare for any eventualities.

More travel advice relating to Brexit is available on the ABTA website, however we'll answer some of you biggest questions below.

Travel on or before 31 January 2020

The UK is still a full member of the EU, which means that all existing travel arrangements apply.

Travel after 31 January 2020

The UK is on track to enter a transition period after leaving the European Union on 31 January 2020 and the following advice is valid until the end of December 2020.


Will my holiday still go ahead after we leave the EU on 31 January?

There is nothing to suggest that travel plans after January 2020 will be impacted by Brexit. It has been confirmed that flights between EU countries and the UK will continue to operate as normal until at least the end of 2020. 

As an ABTA and ATOL bonded Tour Operator when you book with us, you get complete peace of mind. You can rely on a high level of support and financial protection before, during and after your holiday. 

Will I need a visa?

UK travellers will not need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit. Some non UK/EU passport holders may need a visa to enter or transit the EU.

Passports

We generally recommend that you have at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport at the time of travel, but to enter the EU until the end of December 2020 your passport only needs to be valid for the duration of your trip. 

The EHIC Card - will it still be valid

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows any EU citizen to access state medical care when they are travelling in another EU country. UK registered EHICs will remain valid until the end of 2020.

Travel Insurance

When travelling to the EU or further afield, you should always ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for the nature of your holiday. If you didn't purchase your travel insurance from us, please ensure that it covers you for the activities you expect to be undertaking on your holiday and that it includes (as a minimum) cover for medical expenses, mountain rescue (including helicopter rescue), death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment.

Book with confidence

As an ABTA Tour Operator offering guided walking holiday packages, when booking with us, you can rely on a high level of support and financial protection before, during and after your holiday.

With European consumer protection legislation such as the Package Travel Directive 2018 and the Consumer Rights Directive 2011 already introduced into UK law, your holiday booking will retain a high level of financial and other protection after Britain leaves the EU. 

Allowing a bit more time

Despite entering a transition period, it would be a good idea to allow a little more time than usual to pass through the formalities at airports, international railways stations and ports.

Data Roaming

Under EU rules, the cost of making calls, sending messages or using the internet on your phone in the EU is the same in the UK and this will continue until at least the end of December 2020.

Driving Licences & Car Insurance

As long as you have a full UK driving licence, you won't need to obtain an international driving permit, insurance green card or affix a GB sticker to the back of your vehicle.

We'll keep you updated

We'll keep this Brexit page updated to keep you up to date and continue to provide advice to those travelling with us as to any eventualities relating to your holiday.

 

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