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.
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.
These are the things you will need to take care when travelling to EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein from 1st January 2021.
You will require more things to do if you travel for business purposes. For example, If you travel for meetings, conferences, seminars etc.
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.
UK citizens may need an International Driving Permit ( IDP ) to drive in some countries. This depends on:
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.
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.
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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