Brexit: advice for guests

As we have received a number of calls and e-mails from guests with queries about the potential impact of Brexit, we have put together this brief Q&A to answer the most common questions.

1. If there is ‘no deal’ or 'hard' Brexit, will my holiday still go ahead?

Please be assured that whatever happens around Brexit, there is nothing to suggest that your holiday plans will be impacted after 29th March 2019. Further to this, it has been agreed that flights between EU countries and the UK will continue to operate as normal until at least December 2020.

2. Are you offering any guarantees to customers?

As we are an ATOL and ABTA bonded UK travel company, guests booking with us enjoy comprehensive consumer protection. Your holiday will be protected under the Package Travel Regulations, which means you have the right to a full refund if, for any reason, we can no longer provide your holiday.

3. Will I need a visa to travel to Europe after Brexit?

You shouldn’t need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit. The European Commission announced in November 2018 that, even in a no-deal scenario, UK travellers can still visit the EU without a visa, providing the same is offered to European citizens visiting the UK. The European Commission has said that from 2021, UK citizens will need to pay a fee (of around 7 Euros) for this visa exemption. This is part of a new electronic travel authorisation system applying to all third country visitors to the EU, similar to the US ESTA system.

The UK government and ABTA have also put together some useful information about holidaying in the EU after the proposed leave date (currently 29th March 2019). These resources can be found below:

Guidance for UK nationals travelling to the EU: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-nationals-travelling-to-eu-essential-information

Passport validity checker: https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport

ABTA Advice for travellers: https://www.abta.com/tips-and-advice/brexit-advice-for-travellers

(age at the date of return)
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