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Travel firms say ‘everything will remain the same’ after Brexit

by LLB Reporter
27th Jan 20 6:44 am

Last year travel warnings were issued over potential travel restrictions for holidaymakers travelling to the EU after Brexit in the event of a no-deal.

However, during the transition period there will be no changes when Brexit happens on Friday, Mark Tanzer, chief executive of travel trade organisation Abta, told PA news agency.

Tanzer said, “Because the UK is set to have a deal with the EU when it comes to travel, everything will remain the same after 31 January so people can continue to travel as normal.

“Travellers will still be able to use their UK passport at EU gates at border check points for now, at least until the end of December 2020.

“Also, holidaymakers and business travellers won’t need to have six months left on their passports to travel to the EU.

“Passports do however need to be valid for the whole of any trip.”

For those who are unsure how Brexit could affect your travel plans, for Abta’s latest advice holidaymakers can visit: www.abta.com/brexit

Trade organisation Discover Ferries director Emma Batchelor said, “It is clear that there is a lot of confusion around travel to EU countries this year, resulting in many people delaying their holiday plans.

“I would therefore like to reassure anyone looking to travel by ferry this year that there are no changes.

“All valid passports, EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) cards and pet passports will still be authorised for travel to the EU and there will not be any new requirement for visas to Europe or passports to travel to the British Isles.”

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