If we do leave the EU on 29 March crucially without a deal, which seems very possible at the moment, there are some significant points to watch out for as follows:-
If travelling to the 27 EU member states you must have at least 6 months validity on your passport.
The EU has said that UK citizens will have to pay for an ESTA style travel permit which will cost £6, but this regulation will not kick in until 2021, with or without a deal.
If you are hiring a car in the EU you will probably have to present an International Driving Permit, this will involve filling a form, going to a Post Office and getting a passport photo and spending £5.50.
The European Health Insurance Card will no longer be valid for UK citizens in the EU countries.
Roaming charges for mobile phones when in EU countries according to Three, Vodaphone, EE and O2 will not rise, they have no current plans to increase prices at least.
Airlines have received assurances from Brussels and Westminster that flights will not be grounded, despite rumours to the contrary, however the European Regions Airline Association which represents 50 carriers that certain actions still need to be taken to avoid problems. If any flights are cancelled, airlines and tour operators will refund air fares paid even no frills carriers like Easyjet.
Westminster has guaranteed that EU regulations relating to delays and cancellation will pass into UK law, however customers should not expect compensation for issues arising from Brexit. Major tour operators like Thomas Cook have changed their booking conditions to cover themselves on this point and all small companies will follow suit. “There will be no payouts of compensation as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU” and “To any failure to secure relevant flying rights”.
Island Golf Holidays will be modifying their booking conditions to reflect this.
On the positive side there deals available on flights especially to the EU from the UK has never been better than in 2019 and there are some excellent packages available as a result, the UK £ has stayed steady through the turbulent weeks in Westminster, all things considered. The Canary Islands are not part of the EU, nor are most of our destinations, i.e. the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Abu Dhabi, South Africa and Vietnam/Cambodia.
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