Brexit is done! Relax, not much has changed...
Now that the UK has left the EU you might be concerned about drastic changes to holidaying in 2021 and beyond. But fear not, the vast majority of things will remain the same and there are just a few things you need to do before travelling:
- Check your Passport expiry date - you can do this on the Government website here
- Ensure you have adequate travel insurance
- Bring the correct driving documents if you're planning to hire a car
Travel with Confidence in 2021
You can still use your passport
If you have a British passport, you will need to have at least six months left on your passport and it must have been issued within the last 10 years. You can use the Government’s passport checker to see if you need to renew your passport.
You won't need a Visa to go on holiday
Visas are only necessary if you're planning to stay in the EU for more than 90 days in any 180-day period.
Your EHIC is still valid
As long as your European Health Insurance Card is still in date then it will remain valid. After that, you'll get a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) - find out more here. We still recommend you take out adequate travel insurance to cover you and your party as you normally would.
You may need to queue separately
When travelling to the EU you might be asked to show your return ticket and prove you have enough money to last for the duration of your holiday. Plus, you'll queue in a separate lane on arrival.
Check you have the right driving documents
If you're planning to hire a car during your holiday, you might need some additional documents including an International Driving Permit (IDP) depending on where you're going and for how long. Find out more here.
Check if you're charged for Data Roaming
The rules around mobile data roaming are changing meaning you may face charges for calls, texts or using the internet within the EU. It's best to check with your mobile phone provider before you travel.