FEW INFORMATION AFTER THE BREXIT
Should I be concerned?
What may happen with Brexit, to help you plan your holiday. The good thing to know is that the European Commission has said that planes leaving from the UK will still be allowed to fly over the territory of the European Union, even in a no-deal scenario. So you can still book holidays with us in confidence.
You shouldn’t need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit. The European Commission announced in November 2018 that, even in a no-deal scenario, UK travellers will still be able to visit the EU without a visa, providing the same is offered to European citizens visiting the UK. The European Commission has also said that from 2021, UK citizens will need to pay a fee – of around seven euros – for this visa exemption. This is part of a new electronic travel authorisation system, which applies to all third country visitors to the EU – it’s similar to the ESTA Visa Waiver Programme that the USA has.
Rules for passports
The rules for travel to most countries in Europe change if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) with no deal.
After 29 March 2019. You should have at least 6 months left on your passport from your date of arrival. This applies to adult and child passports.
If you renewed a passport before it expired, up to 9 extra months may have been added to your new passport’s expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the 6 months that should be remaining for travel to most countries in Europe.
The new rules will apply to passports issued by the UK, Gibraltar, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey.
Extra travel insurance?
No, but it’s important to have full travel insurance any time you travel. You can include travel insurance in your holiday when you book with us – AXA is our travel insurance provider. Or you can arrange insurance of your own. Booking a package holiday gives you extra protection, as it’s the travel provider’s responsibility to make sure your holiday goes ahead.