The UK has now officially left the EU after 47 years of membership. Whilst British citizens will not need a visa to travel to the EU until December 31st 2020, there are a number of ways that travel may change during the transition period. Go Bespoke outlines five aspects which you should bear in mind for post-Brexit travel.
Check the immigration rules for the country you're visiting
While you shouldn't need visas for short trips, you may need a visa to stay longer if you're working or studying. Be sure to have all the right documents to be able to cross the border easily.
Be sure to include healthcare in your travel insurance
The government says those travelling to the EU should "take out appropriate travel insurance with health cover before travelling to the EU" as "you may be charged for your care if you do not get health cover with your travel insurance."
Check if you need an international driving permit and get motor insurance
You will need motor insurance green cards for your vehicle if you are driving in the EU or EEA.
Put a GB sticker on the back of your vehicle
You could get a fine if you do not have one of these, even if your car is already registered in the UK and if your number plate shows GB with a Euro symbol.
TRAVELLING WITH PETS
Contact your vet at least four months before travelling with a pet
Make sure your pet is still able to travel by contacting your vet. If your pet doesn't have the proper documents, you will not be able to take it with you.
Post-Brexit, your mobile phone company may have changed its policy on mobile roaming charges so it's best to check this before you travel. However, a new law means that you're protected from getting mobile data charges above £45 without you knowing. Once you reach £45, you will need to opt in to spend more.
Please note the above is for guidance purposes, and you should check the government’s website for up-to-date advice: www.gov.uk