1. Travelling by car outside the UK
Drivers from the UK will need to ensure they meet all the requirements / have appropriate documentation to drive in the EU and EEA, in addition to your UK Driving Licence such as:
2. Travelling to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein,
You can travel to and stay in an EU member state for up to 90 days in a 180-day period before you require a visa (except the Republic of Ireland where a visa is not required).
For more information on getting a visa, Gov.uk has web pages with each member state’s rules Foreign travel advice – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
Before you travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you must make sure that the following areas are sorted:
3. Travel Documents (UK Passports) and insurance
4. Package Holidays
You are protected if you buy a package holiday and the company goes out of business if you have purchased your holiday from a UK based company.
If you are unsure you should check with your travel organiser.
If your package holiday is provided by a non-UK based business you should check with the travel organiser to see the level of insolvency protection you would have.
In the case of insolvencies, under the Consumer Credit Act, you would have additional protection if you bought your package holiday using a credit card.
Under Section 75 of the Act, holidaymakers should be able to get their money back. This protection is known as equal (or joint) and several liability.
Whether you use your credit card to pay the full amount or even just a small deposit, by law the credit card company must help in cases of faulty goods, non-delivery, or if the retailer goes out of business.
If your package holiday has been booked with an Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) member including travel by flight, coach, or train, you will have both legal and financial protection. ABTA members are responsible for making sure holidaymakers get the holiday they have paid for.
Holidaymakers should always examine and ensure they understand the terms and conditions of their booking.
5. Air Travel
Flights from the UK to the EU should not be affected by Brexit, however you should check with your airline to see if there has been any change to your service.
Your rights in relation to flights departing from the UK will continue to apply as they do today.
For EU registered airlines, EU law will continue to apply in respect to flights to and from the EU.
Passengers should always ensure they have appropriate travel insurance to cover their trip.
It is important to fully understand the terms and conditions of your travel booking and the insurance cover. If you have any questions, you can contact your airline and /or insurance provider.
6. Cross Border Rail Travel (Enterprise and Eurotunnel)
Your rights as a rail passenger will remain unchanged. Travellers should take out the appropriate travel insurance and make sure that they understand the terms and conditions.
Passengers should contact Translink for further details on the Enterprise Service, and Eurostar / Eurotunnel for further information.
7. Cross-Border Bus and Coach Travel
Bus and coach services will continue to be protected by current regulations on bus and coach rights.
Passengers should always ensure they have appropriate travel insurance and check the terms and conditions of their booking.
If you have further questions you should contact your travel provider.
8. Ferry and Cruise Travel
Ferry and cruise services will continue to be protected by current passenger regulations.
Passengers should always ensure they have the appropriate travel insurance and check the terms and conditions of their booking.
If you have further questions you should contact the individual companies you have booked with.