How will Brexit Affect my Travel Plans?

There's a lot of confusion about Brexit at the minute, and while we are no experts, we have gathered some useful links to advice which will help set your mind at ease about your ferry travel plans.

Visas

Visa-Free Travel

IF the UK and EU reach an agreement, UK nationals would be able to enter the EU visa-free for short periods after Brexit, with EU nationals enjoying the same conditions when travelling to the UK. For more information, see: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190403IPR34819/brexit-reciprocal-visa-free-access-for-eu-and-uk-nationals

ETIAS

The ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) would be a system where Britons would pay a small amount (possibly around £7 at current prices) every three years to travel to EU countries, with this document being used instead of a visa. However, no decision will be reached until after the UK has left the EU. For more information, see: https://etias.com/.

Passports

The latest advice is still that you should have at least 6 months left on your passport from your date of arrival. For more information, see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit.

Travel to and from Ireland looks to remain unchanged. For more information, see: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ireland/entry-requirements.

Travel with your Pets

It's likely that you will need new documentation to allow your pet to travel. Current guidelines state that you must not travel to Europe with a pet after Brexit without all the required health checks and documentation. For more information, see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit.

Driving in Europe

Driving in Europe will require extra documentation in the event of a no-deal Brexit. You should acquire an International Driving Permit (IDP), carry your log book (V5C, or VE103 for a hired vehicle) as well as a Motor Insurance Green Card (evidence of motor insurance cover) for the vehicle and a separate one for a trailer or caravan. For more information, see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/prepare-to-drive-in-the-eu-after-brexit.

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