Additional guidance from Her Majesty's government
, especially as to the imposition of Schengen restrictions to UK citizens post Brexit.
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Reference link: https://www.gov.uk/visit-europe-brexit
"The UK is leaving the EU. This page tells you how to prepare for Brexit and will be updated if anything changes.:
Travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein will change if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.
Things you may need to do before you go include:
check your passport
get travel insurance
that covers your healthcare
check you have the right driving documents
organise pet travel - contact your vet at least 4 months before you go
There are more things to do if you’re travelling for business. For example, going to meetings and conferences, providing services (even with a charity), and touring art or music. Reference website above for link to individual country visa requirements for business related travel.
Passports: check if you need to renew
You may need to renew your British passport earlier if you’re travelling after Brexit.
On the day you travel, you’ll need your passport to both:
have at least 6 months left
be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left)
If you do not renew it, you may not be able to travel to most EU countries and Iceland
, Liechtenstein, Norway
You can use a tool to check whether your passport is valid for the country you’re visiting. See website referenced above for link to this tool.
It usually takes 3 weeks if you need to renew your passport. There’s a premium service
if you need it sooner.
These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland
. You can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.
Healthcare: check you’re covered
You should always get appropriate travel insurance
with healthcare cover before you go abroad.
After Brexit your European Health Insurance
Card (EHIC) card may not be valid.
It’s particularly important you get travel insurance with the right cover if you have a pre-existing medical
condition. This is because the EHIC scheme covers pre-existing conditions, while many travel insurance policies do not.
Driving: you may need extra documents
You’ll need some extra documents after Brexit.
You’ll need an international driving permit
(IDP) to drive in some countries. Check if you need an IDP.
If you’re taking your own vehicle, you’ll also need:
a ‘green card’ - allow 1 month to get this from your vehicle insurance company
a GB sticker
Entering other countries
Visas for short trips: you will not need one if you’re a tourist
If you’re a tourist, you will not need a visa for short trips to EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
You may need a visa or permit to stay for longer, to work or study, or for business travel.
Check each country’s travel advice
page for information on how to get a visa or permit. Again link is provided at the above referenced webpage.
Travel to Ireland
will not change after Brexit. You’ll also be able to work
in Ireland in the same way as before.