BREXIT notice: UK passport holders
Different passport validity rules will apply for holders of British Citizen passport when travelling to Europe from January 2021. You must check your passport validity online as you may need to renew it earlier. (This does not apply to Ireland.)
You can check if your passport is acceptable for travel quickly and easily by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit, https://www.gov.uk/check-a-passport-travel-europe-1-january-2021?utm_source=uktrav-partner&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=transition
Alternatively, check the expiry date of your passport – you should have at least 6 months remaining on your passport, not counting any additional months beyond 10 years. You may have extra months on your passport’s expiry date if you renewed your old passport before it expired.
You can check if your child’s passport is valid for travel quickly and easily by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit
Alternatively, check the expiry date of your child’s passport – there should be at least 6 months remaining on the passport.
If you/your child’s passport does not meet the new rules on the day you plan to arrive in the Schengen area, you should renew it. The easiest and cheapest way to renew your passport is online at: www.gov.uk/apply-renew-passport
The easiest and quickest way to renew your passport is to use one of official online services: www.gov.uk/apply-renew-passport.
There are no changes to entry requirements for countries outside the EU and the Schengen area as a result of exiting the EU. You should however continue to check the rules for each individual country you intend to visit, just as now.
With the UK leaving the EU in January 2020, transition period is set until 31 December 2020.
UK government is working to make sure that affected passport holders are aware of the new rules and renew their passports in advance of travel if necessary. There is a risk that you could be refused entry if your passport does not comply with the new rules.
UK government is working to make sure that affected passport holders are aware of the new rules and renew their passports in advance of travel if necessary. It is possible that anybody who is refused entry at the border will be required to return home.
UK government is working to make sure that affected passport holders are aware of the new rules and renew their passports in advance of travel if necessary. UK government is working with the travel industry to ensure that affected passengers are informed in good time. It is possible that carriers may not allow people whose passports do not meet the new rules to travel.
No. It is an individual’s responsibility to make sure they have the correct documentation for travel. The UK government is working to make sure people who may be affected are aware of the new rules.
That will depend on the terms of individual insurance policies.
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) may not be valid from 1 January 2021, so make sure to get travel insurance that covers your needs, particularly if you have a pre-existing medical condition. Visit GOV.UK website to confirm what your travel insurance should cover.
Animals cannot travel on Wizz Air flights, except for guide dogs travelling with their owners holding the documents set out in the regulations and complying with the conditions.
For your awareness – from January 2021 you will not be able to use your existing guide dog passport to enter the EU and related pet travel requirements will change. You should contact a vet at least 4 months before you travel and check GOV.UK website for further details.
Mobile roaming related rules in Europe will change from January 2021, and your mobile provider may charge you more for calls or mobile data when you are abroad. Check roaming policies with your own mobile provider before travelling.