After Brexit, when the UK leaves the EU, there are likely to be some changes that may impact on your travel arrangements. So how should you be prepared for Brexit?
To check out the most up to date Brexit information go to GOV.UK
You may need to renew your passport earlier if you are travelling after Brexit. On the day you travel you’ll need your passport to both:
- have at least 6 months left
- be less than 10 years (even if it has 6 months or more left)
If you do not renew it, you may not be able to travel to most EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
You should always get appropriate travel insurance cover before you go abroad.
After Brexit the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) may not be valid. It is particularly important to get travel insurance with the right cover if you have a pre-existing medical condition. This is because the EHIC scheme covers pre-existing conditions, while many travel insurance policies do not.
You may need extra documents if you are driving in the EU after Brexit. In some countries you may need an international driving permit (IDP)
If you are taking your own vehicle you will also need:
- a ‘green card’ – allow 1 month to get this from your insurance company
- a GB sticker
There is more much information on travelling after Brexit on GOV.UK so make sure you check out all the latest information