Brexit – What next for the Northern Ireland traveller?

At the time of writing it is still unclear what the exact Brexit outcome will be however one piece of advice offered by the UK government is that all travellers should have 6 months left on your passport on the date of your departure from any EU country.

It may be advisable to renew your passport sooner rather than later to make sure you have it in time for your travel plans.

EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD – In the event of a no-deal Brexit any EHIC card registered in the UK will no longer be valid so it will be doubly important to make sure your travel insurance is up to date.

DRIVING LICENCE – Your current UK driving licence may no longer be valid and you may need to apply for the relevant International Driving Permit.

Will flights still operate? – If a deal is agreed we will be in a transition period meaning everything will stay the same until December 2020.  Even if we are in a no deal scenario the European Commission has said that UK airlines will still be able to operate flights between the UK and the EU. 

Will I need a Visa to travel to the EU after Brexit? – The European Commission announced in November that, even in a no-deal scenario, UK travellers can still visit the EU without a visa providing the same is offered to European citizens visiting the UK.