HOW WILL BREXIT AFFECT YOUR HOLIDAY TO FRANCE IN 2020?
With the ongoing uncertainty of Brexit, you may ask whether now is a good time to book your 2020 holiday to France?
Based on the most recent advice from Government, which is detailed below, we think there will be minimal disruption for holidaymakers, regardless of whether a Brexit deal is agreed.
Government advice for travel to France after Brexit
- No flights between the UK and Europe will be cancelled and there will be no changes to airport security procedures if you fly directly from the UK.
- There will be no changes to ferry or Eurostar services.
- You will not need a visa to travel to France in 2020.
- You must have at least six months left on your passport AND your passport must be less than 10 years old. You can check the validity of your passport here: https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport.
- If you need to apply for a new passport, make sure you leave at least four weeks to process the request.
Driving or hiring a car
- You will need an International Driving Permit when driving in France. There are three different types of IDP, for France require a 1968 IDP. This can be applied for via the Post Office at a cost of £5.50.
If you are taking your own car to France, you will need:
- A Green Card to provide proof of insurance. You can get this from your insurer and should allow one month for processing.
- A GB bumper sticker.
- You should always get appropriate travel insurance before going abroad.
- After Brexit your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) card may not be valid.
- It is 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.
- After Brexit, you will not be able to use the existing pet passport scheme.
- You will need to follow a different process, which takes 4 months to complete. This process may change if the UK agrees a Brexit Deal of No Deal, so please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pet-travel-to-europe-after-brexit for full details.
- We'll continue to update our Brexit advice, so please bookmark this page and come back for future updated. Please don't hesitate to contact our team on 020 610 0186.