The UK left the EU in January 2020, and for the final 12 months the post-Brexit transition interval has meant many restrictions on journey have remained the identical. Nevertheless from January 1, 2021, the transition interval will come to an finish, that means guidelines surrounding journey will formally change.
After a tough 12 months for the tourism sector, the information of a commerce cope with the EU has come as welcome aid to many journey organisations.
The European Fee stated the deal offers for “continued and sustainable air, street, rail and maritime connectivity.”
Passenger rights and transport security should not undermined by the settlement.
The World Journey and Tourism Council (WTTC) welcomed the information of the settlement “on the eleventh hour”.
However from January 1, 2021, most UK residents can not use an EHIC card.
The Authorities steering states: “Get applicable journey insurance coverage with healthcare cowl earlier than you go overseas.
“Be sure that it covers any pre-existing circumstances that had been beforehand lined by your European Well being Insurance coverage Card (EHIC).”
If somebody needs to take their pet overseas, they might want to organise pet journey, and they’re suggested to contact their vet no less than one month earlier than they go.
There may be additional steering on the Authorities web site on what to do earlier than travelling for a enterprise function.
Will I want a visa for France after the Brexit deal?
For brief stays in France, you don’t want a visa if you’re a vacationer.
The Authorities steering states: “Should you’re a vacationer, you’ll not want a visa for brief journeys to most EU nations, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
“You’ll have the ability to keep for as much as 90 days in any 180-day interval.
“Totally different guidelines will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania.
“Should you go to these nations, visits to different EU nations is not going to depend in direction of the 90-day whole.
“Chances are you’ll want a visa or allow to remain for longer, to work or research, or for enterprise journey.”
Journey to Eire is not going to change, and folks can nonetheless work in Eire in the identical manner as earlier than.
At border management, the French authorities might request to see a return or onward ticket.
Travellers may additionally want to indicate they have the funds for, and use separate lanes from the EU, EEA and Swiss residents when queuing at airport or prepare terminals.
The Overseas, Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace (FCDO) presents journey recommendation pages for every nation, which clarify easy methods to acquire a visa for journey.