The Most Asked Travel Questions After Brexit

With Brexit looming and the deal still up in the air, there is a lot of political and economic uncertainty. The UK is due to leave the EU on March 29th 2019.

This date falls right before our beloved Easter holidays, which leads us to question how Brexit will impact our travel plans? Here, we answer some of UK nationals top travel questions and concerns post-Brexit.

Are package holidays a safer bet?

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Package holidays are easy and cost-transparent. They promise a fixed price and maybe are slightly more reassuring. Of course the same regulations apply if you are going through a UK booking agency.

Surely the ferry is not affected?

Ferry transportation is governed by international maritime law. Air travel might be something more heavily affected than ferry travel. But custom checks as a result of a no deal would lead to some exceedingly long queues whether travelling by ferry or air.

Shall I book a non-EU destination?

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You should still be able to travel to the same places as before. But maybe now is a good time to try somewhere new and tick off a few bucket-list locations – learn about a new culture and go sightseeing! How about a trip to Dubai? Or Egypt?

Costs are only going to increase?

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Yes and no. We all want to go on that perfect winter escape to the mountains, and with the fall of the pound against the euro, costs may increase. But also, due to the economic uncertainty, people may hold off going on holiday, with a focus on saving their disposable income. This may have an effect on airfare prices and there are a lot of up to date travel offers – so keep your eyes peeled.

Higher mobile phone roaming charges?

We’ve embarked on an exciting new era of no roaming charges and everything accessible on our phones, from the basics like cameras and maps to compasses and other travel essentials. Companies are increasingly focusing on building websites that have a high mobile site speed to make life easier when you’re on the road including booking accommodation, renewing travel insurance and mobile banking. However, a report from the Association of British Travel Agents and Deloitte says using your phone abroad might become more expensive if Britain leaves the EU.

What documents will I need?

The European Commission has said that in a no-deal case, UK travellers will not need a visa. British people will need to apply for/ buy another document to travel to member states, post-Brexit. For now, you can carry on without any extra documents. EU citizens and UK nationals will continue to be able to travel freely with a passport or identity card until the end of the transition period in 2020. Beyond that, the European Commission has offered visa-free travel for UK nationals coming to the EU for a short stay provided the UK offers the same.

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