Leading travel trade association ABTA has updated the official guidance for travellers after Brexit.
The UK is entering a transitional phase, which means that all holiday arrangements and requirements will remain unchanged
So, all passports, documentation and EHIC cards will remain valid on your Inspiring Travel Company holidays - nothing will change until at least the end of the year. So, now really is the time to start planning 2020 holidays, and rest assured in the knowledge that travel will be as seamless as ever.
As always, we recommend speaking with one of our Travel Specialists for the most up-to-date advice.
Will there be longer queues at the airport?
The transition period won't require any additional checks at the border, so queues shouldn't be any longer than usual. UK passport holders will be able to use the 'EU/EEA' passport queues at airports until at least the end of 2020.
Will I need a new passport?
No. Your current passport will remain valid (until its scheduled expiry) until the end of the transition period. From the start of 2021, travellers to the EU will need to have at least six months of validity left on their passport.
What will happen to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)?
EHIC will continue through the transition period, entitling EHIC holders to state-provided treatment across the EU, plus in Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. It is possible that EHIC might not be valid for UK travellers from 2021, so do get in touch with our Travel Specialists for the most up-to-date advice