Brexit Reassurance

With all the press coverage around Brexit we are sure you have some questions about travelling to Europe after 29th March 2019. It has been confirmed that flights will continue, and travellers will not need a visa however we have created this brief guide to help with your questions.

Will I need a visa to travel after Brexit?

Not according to the European Commission. They have proposed that visa free rules would apply even in the event of a no deal Brexit, assuming the same is offered to European citizens visiting the UK. If a deal is reached, then the current rules won’t change until the end of the transition period in December 2020.

Should I check my passport?

Yes. When travelling to the EU after 29 March 2019 the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport before it expires. If you need to renew your passport full details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew.

Visit ABTA's website for further details.

Will flights still operate?

The UK Government has confirmed that it will reciprocate the European Union's arrangments for air travel in the event of a no-deal Brexit. This confirms that EU airlines will be able to continue to operate flights between the UK and the EU, even in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Should I book my holiday before Brexit or wait until after?

Riviera Travel have been in business for 35 years and are fully bonded members of ABTA and ATOL so when you book with Riviera Travel you can do so with complete peace of mind. The price you pay won’t change after you have booked, there is no benefit in booking late but by booking early, you guarantee the best choice.

What if my flight is cancelled? Will I get my money back?

If, for whatever reason, your flights are cancelled before you travel, we will always try and arrange an alternative for you. If your flights are cancelled for reasons beyond anyone’s control including Brexit, sometimes referred to as force majeure, then you’ll get 100% of the money you have paid to us back.

Will my European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) be valid?

In the event of no deal, then UK registered EHICs will not be valid. In the event of a deal, then nothing will change until the end of the transition period. In any event, we would always recommend taking out your own travel insurance which will provide all the cover you need. ABTA is also providing advice about Brexit and travel, which can be found at www.abta.com/Brexit