Brexit – Update January 2020

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Travel before 31 January 2020

The UK is still a member of the European Union which means that all existing travel arrangements still apply.


So for example until 31 January 2020

  • You will be able to move through UK ports and airports as usual, using the EU/EEA passport gates
  • You will still have access to state medical care in any EU country as long as you have an up to date European Health Insurance Card


Travel after 31 January 2020

If Parliament ratifies the Withdrawal Agreement before 31 January 2020, the UK will enter a transition period, meaning everything will remain the same and you can continue to travel as you do now until at least the end of December 2020.


There is still a possibility that the UK could leave the EU at the end of January 2020 without a deal, so we will continue to monitor the information and guidance provided by travel industry experts, organisations like ABTA and the UK Government and pick out what we believe is relevant for you. In the event of a no-deal exit, UK holidaymakers and business travellers have had reassurances from the UK Government and European Commission that they will still be able to travel, as there is either contingency legislation in place or the travel services are covered by international law. 

Here are some useful links you may wish to look at if you would like to know more:


Brexit Advice for Travellers

EU confirms visa-free travel after Brexit

The Brexit extension provides certainty about travel arrangements for Summer


Immigration and Border Processes

Passport office

Check a Passport - to see if your passport is valid for your destination

Passport Office FAQs

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