If anyone is trying to travel to the EU in 2020, One can expect everything to remain the same. That means since we are in the transition period all the EU rules and regulations apply to the UK.

The transition period will last until the end of 2020 and the UK government has ruled out any extension. So if you want to move To EU due to work, holidays etc, Travelling in the EU will require new passport rules after Brexit. The new rules will be based on UK-EU relationship. 

Do you require a visa to travel to the EU after brexit?

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Most of the people in the UK are unclear about the travel documents needed to travel to the EU. 

The freedom of movement is applicable between the UK and the EU till the end of the transition period. One can travel to the EU freely till the end of the transition period. Same goes to the EU citizens.

After the transition period, Uk will be allowed to travel to the EU for up to 90 days every 180 days without requiring any visa, but they will not be allowed to work or study in the EU. But the EU has said this would be possible if the UK has the same visa-free rules for EU citizens

Will I need a new passport after Brexit?

These are the things you will need to take care when travelling to EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein from 1st January 2021.

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  • You will need to atleast have 6 months left on your passport
  • You’ll need to have at least 6 months left on an adult or child passport to travel to most countries in Europe (not including Ireland).. This will be the case even if your passport has 6 or more months left.
  • Pet travel will be difficult. You will have to get in touch with your vet at least 3 to 4 months prior to the travel.

You will require more things to do if you travel for business purposes. For example, If you travel for meetings, conferences, seminars etc. 

Will I need travel insurance after brexit?

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European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid up to 31st December 2020. It is vital to get travel insurance and cover. There are travel policies that do not cover all the pre-conditions. So it is vital to get the right cover based on your pre-existing medical conditions.

The UK government has warned that EHIC cards might not be valid from 2021 and has advised travellers to be sure to get the right travel insurance, especially if they have existing conditions.

How will driving in the EU be affected after brexit?

UK citizens may need an International Driving Permit ( IDP ) to drive in some countries. This depends on:

  • Which country are you visiting?
  • And how long are you planning to stay?
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To get an IDP you will need to have a Great Britain or Northern Ireland driving license. You can check the list of countries with IDPs on this link here: Gov.uk - list of countries with IDP arrangements

If you are planning to take your own vehicle, you might need a green card or valid proof of insurance and a GB sticker

A green card is a document given by the insurer to prove that your vehicle is covered when you're driving in europe. Whether you need a green card will depend on future negotiations between the UK and the EU.

If you own the vehicle you will need to carry your V5C log book.If you have hired or leased the vehicle you will need to get VE103 form. This will allow you to take your vehicle out of the UK.

Mobile roaming charges after Brexit.

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Post Brexit roaming charges and a lot of other things will depend on future economic relationships between the EU and the UK.

If nothing is agreed then mobile operators would be able to implement roaming charges after the end of the transition period.The government released a document

But some of the operators said that there will be no roaming charges introduced. These are some of the comments of the mobile operators. 

  • Vodafone has said that data roaming after brexit will not change. They had no plans in changing the current roaming.
  • EE also said that customers enjoy roaming in Europe and they have no plans in changing them based on Brexit outcome.
  • O2 said they have no plans in changing the roaming services across Europe and they would like to maintain “Roam at Home” arrangements. 

What will happen to the pet passport after Brexit?

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The UK government has said to contact a vet to get advice at least 4 months before travelling. You can read the document here: pet passports after brexit

Pet passports are given by the EU countries and other countries like Switzerland, Greenland etc. The UK could be added to the list of countries but agreement is needed for that to happen. 

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It is a typo, need at least 6 months left on your adult or child passports


Posted September 9, 2020, 4:40 am

Andy Queen

Your passport must be 10 years old...? They are only valid for 10 years anyway...WTF?


Posted September 6, 2020, 3:43 pm


Nope no benefits. Still asking for someone to tell me any benfits!


Posted September 4, 2020, 8:17 am


But I want to know. Those who come from Spain. Are they need visa. Are they allowed to permission of work. Or you can do this work of immigrat. Please inform me. Thanks


Posted September 3, 2020, 9:55 am

Daisy Peters

Agreed.. I don't see any benefit and worst is still to come


Posted September 1, 2020, 7:52 am


Can anyone tell me the benefit of Brexit?. It's so sad as all this freedom is taken from us


Posted September 1, 2020, 7:51 am