The journey trade is making an attempt to reassure vacationers that their summer season holidays will not be affected by the UK’s departure from the European Union.
ABTA, which represents 1000’s of companies within the sector, has up to date its recommendation forward of Brexit day on 31 January.
After this date, the UK is about to enter into an 11-month transition interval, till the top of December 2020, which suggests the nation will proceed to comply with EU guidelines.
In line with ABTA, this association means legitimate passports can nonetheless be used as regular – and coaches and trains from the UK to the continent can be unaffected.
The price of making calls, sending texts and utilizing the web will proceed to be the identical within the EU as it’s within the UK, and European Well being Insurance coverage Playing cards (EHICs) may also stay legitimate.
Earlier steering from ABTA had advised there might be potential adjustments in every of those areas – and that driving licences and the flexibility to take pets overseas is also affected.
Mark Tanzer, ABTA’s chief government, stated: “Folks can proceed to make their journey plans with confidence that issues will not change till not less than the top of 2020.”
Little is for certain about how travellers could also be affected in 2021 and past at this stage.
Boris Johnson has stated it’s “epically doubtless” that the UK will strike a complete commerce cope with the EU by December 2020, when the transition interval ends.
The prime minister has vowed that this deadline won’t be pushed again, however some critics have claimed that this timeframe is way too formidable.
Andrej Plenkovic, his Croatian counterpart, just lately advised MEPs that “it’s going to take a variety of goodwill and a variety of work to carry these negotiations to an finish in that interval”.
Final summer season, a survey of greater than 2,000 British customers revealed that 31% have been uncertain how Brexit would have an effect on their journey plans.