THE Brexit vote to take place on April 12 continues to cause concern for travellers. Brits heading to Europe on holiday will need to make note of some of the changes that will come into place if there is no deal. Will UK citizens need a visa? Brits will not need a visa to travel to any of the 26 countries in the border-less Schengen area for a temporary stay for up to 90 days. The allotted 90 days can be taken in any 180-day period. The European Council previously said its decision was based on an assumption that EU nationals would enjoy the same privilege when heading to the UK for a short stay. And they warned that a visa would quickly be imposed should that not be the case. However, if Brits are looking to stay in Europe for longer than 90 days, they would be subject to the visa rules of each individual country. Am I OK to book a holiday in the EU? The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) says that while some things may change after Brexit, whether there is a deal or … [Read more...] about From different driving permits to mobile roaming – how Brits travelling to Europe will be affected by Brexit
How long take to renew passport
BRITS are scrambling to renew their passports today after a No Deal warning as a 5pm deadline looms ever nearer. The Passport Office crashed yesterday after millions were warned they risked a travel ban across EU countries after March 29 with less than 15 months until their documents expired. Infuriated Brits racing to submit the applications were greeted with the disappointing message: "This service is not available. If you don’t want to wait you can apply a different way." The "technical issue" is now fixed - but anxious travellers have little time left to meet today's final deadline. "We’ll be signing off for the weekend from 5pm today so please contact us before then if you’d like any advice," the Passport Office tweeted. Under a No Deal, any Brit travelling in the Schengen zone - including countries such as France, Spain, Italy and Germany - could be affected. Visitors to Europe usually need at least six months left on their passport before expiry from the date … [Read more...] about Brits scramble to renew their passport today after No Deal warning – but office closes at 5pm!
BRITS who have less than 15 months left on their passport have been warned to renew them by tomorrow or they could face being banned from entering the EU in a No Deal scenario. With three weeks to go until Brexit on March 29, Which? Travel has warned travellers to apply for a new passport now if they plan to travel soon after we leave the EU. Earlier this year, the government issued advice that EU countries could bar Brits from entering if there is a No Deal Brexit. The UK Foreign Office warned: "If the UK leaves the European Union with no deal, the passport validity rules for travel to most countries in Europe will change from 29 March 2019. "Some passports with up to 15 months validity remaining may not be valid for travel." This is because when passports are renewed, up to nine months of validity from the old passports are carried over. Why do I need 15 months left on my passport?At the moment, Brits who renew their passport before it's expired can carry up to nine months over to … [Read more...] about Brits warned they may need to renew their passports by FRIDAY if they have less than 15 months left or they could be banned from most EU countries after a No Deal Brexit
New Government advice is urging anyone whose passport is valid for less than a year to get it renewed, as the uncertainty over Brexit grows. While the details of the UK's future relationship with the EU is up in the air, holidaymakers are being encouraged ensure they have at least six months on their passport, if they want to travel to countries in the Shengen area. That includes popular skiing countries of Austria, France, Italy and Norway, where millions of Brits are heading to for half-term and Easter breaks. Plymouth Live reports if the UK fails to secure a deal by the Brexit date of March 29, you will need at least six months on your passport to travel to these countries: List of countries affected The new rules will apply for travel to and between countries in the Schengen area. Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Slovakia … [Read more...] about No-deal Brexit means millions will have to renew passports
Holidaymakers planning trips to some of the most popular parts of Europe have been told to renew their passports if they are valid for less than a year. While the Brexit plans are up in the air, government advice is to ensure you have at least six months on your passport to travel to areas in the Shengen area, which includes popular skiing countries of Austria, France, Italy and Norway, where millions of Brits are heading to for half-term and Easter breaks. If the UK fails to secure a deal by the Brexit date of March 29, you will need at least six months on your passport to travel to these countries: List of countries affected The new rules will apply for travel to and between countries in the Schengen area. Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Advice set out by the government recommends that … [Read more...] about Millions will need to renew passports in case of a no-deal Brexit