To visit Europe after Brexit there are things you need to do before you travel, including:
- PASSPORTS: check if you need to renew
- HEALTHCARE: check you’re covered
- DRIVING: you may need extra documents
This applies if you’re a tourist or travelling for business. Business travel includes activities such as travelling for meetings, conferences and providing services.
PASSPORTS: check if you need to renew
You may need to renew your British passport earlier if you’re travelling after Brexit.
On the day you travel, you’ll need your passport to both:
- have at least 6 months left
- be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left)
If you do not renew it, you may not be able to travel to most EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
HEALTHCARE: check you’re covered
You should always get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you go abroad.
After Brexit your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) card may not be valid.
It’s particularly important you get travel insurance with the right cover if you have a pre-existing medical condition, this is because the EHIC scheme covers pre-existing conditions, while many travel insurance policies do not.
There may be changes after Brexit, but what these are depend on how you’re travelling.
However, you travel, check before you leave for any delays or disruption.
DRIVING: you may need extra documents
You’ll need an international driving permit (IDP) to drive in some countries. If you’re taking your own vehicle, you’ll also need:
- a ‘green card’ – allow 1 month to get this from your vehicle insurance company
- a GB sticker
For full information visit GOV.UK