How Brexit could ruin your holiday and what you need to do now

How travel in Europe after Brexit will change

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By Nagging Mum

Brexit Travel in Europe

Brexit is confusing, no one really knows what is going to happen. What is clear, is that travel in Europe after Brexit will change. This change, could have an impact on your holiday. In the worst-case scenario, you could be stopped from going on your holiday altogether. 

If you act now you can make sure this doesn’t happen to you. I don’t want this to happen to anyone, so take these steps and make sure your friends do too.

The changes to travel after Brexit

Regardless of whether there is a deal or not, when Britain leaves the EU on the 29th March 2019, British travellers travelling to Europe will be treated as ‘third country nationals.’ This means you will need at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport on the date of arrival. If you don’t, then you will be turned away and not allowed to enter the country. You will miss your holiday and your travel insurance is not going to cover it.

What you need to do

  • If you are planning on travelling in Europe after Brexit  (29th March), then you need to check how long you have left on your passport.
  • You need to have at least six months from date of arrival. For example, if you plan to go to Spain on 1st April, your passport needs to be valid until 1st October
  • If you haven’t got six months left, then you will need to renew your passport. Do this as soon as possible as the passport office will get very busy with lots of people in the same position as you.

If you are travelling to a country outside Europe then nothing changes, the usual rules apply, unless you have a layover at a country in Europe.  

If you follow all the above steps, then you shouldn’t have any issues and can enjoy your holiday. Please make sure you let your friends and family know as well, I don’t want anyone to miss out on their holiday

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