October 31st is just around the corner and everyone is worried on Travelling to Europe after Brexit. Many People have started asking questions regarding documents from us which is the reason for this post. Gov.uk has published some guidelines last week on requirements after Brexit. If you want to read more about No Deal Brexit, please see our previous article here.
Check your Passport before Travelling
After Brexit, British Citizens must need travel with their passports. This means individuals must make sure that their passport is valid or renewed. Also, Travellers must make sure that they have at least 6 months validity from the date of entering to any EU Country. The passports must be less than 10 years old as per the advice of Gov.UK.
The Entry to EU Countries can be denied if your passport is not valid. It usually take 3 weeks to renew your passport. We advise you to check use this online Gov.UK tool for checking passport requirements after Brexit.
Extra Driving Documents
After 31st October 2019, extra documentation may be required but it is unsure at the moment.
Drivers travelling by vehicles will need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in some countries. This is usually prepared in Post office and you can find more details here. You will also need a ‘green card’ which may take approximately 1 month to get this from insurers and a GB Sticker.
Mobile Data Roaming
After 31st October 2019, the free mobile/phone roaming around EU Countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway will be ended. Make sure to check the charges with your network provider as it may cost you up to £45 or more. However, a new law of data roaming is released where there will be a cap for spending above £45 and your provider must give you these details. You will need to opt-in for using internet or roaming above £45.
- Travellers will need to declare cash of £10,000 or more.
- Customs Declaration is mandatory if you are doing business or taking goods with you abroad.
- Similar situation to Thomas Cook, if the company goes out of business. Consumers will be able to claim any compensation but be careful and get more advice.
- You will need to show Bank Statement or if you have enough money during your stay in Europe.
- Travel to Ireland will not be affected after Brexit.