Travel Insurance after Brexit – What will be the situation with travel ?
We have left the European Union and Brexit was completed on 1st January 2021.
It is important that you have Travel Insurance in place to protect yourself and travel companions whilst travelling in Europe.
At the moment there seems to be no lack of holidays being booked for 2022 in Europe by UK Residents.
In respect of ensuring that customers are treated fairly, we recommend that all travellers check Government advice and holiday / airline providers terms and conditions before traveling.
Important Information regarding your Passport
You should make sure that you have at least 6 months left on your passport for travel in Europe. If this is not the case, you may need to check with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as to your status regarding your passport.
It is always a good idea to check with each country you are visiting as they may have certain regulations in place for British Passport holders.
Driving in Europe
There may be a requiremment for UK drivers to have extra documentation such as an International Drivers Permit. This is not be the case in the Republic of Ireland.
Free Movement across Europe
The biggest change will be that when arriving at Passport Control, UK Residents will not be able to use the EU Nationals speedy check lanes. This could mean a longer period of time entering an EU country.
Travel Compensation could be affected
At the moment United Kingdom Residents can make claims for travel delays, cancellations or abandonment of a trip. This is covered under specific EU Legislation.
What is going to happen when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union ?
You should, as mentioned elsewhere in this article, purchase a Travel Insurance Policy.
We can provide cover on a Single Trip, or if you travel more than once a year a Annual Multi Trip policy or if you are planning a longer period of travel the Backpacker policy is available that will allow you piece of mind whilst travelling in Europe or elsewhere in the World.
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