Will Brexit affect my holiday?

Updated 4th January 2021

Now that Britain and the EU have agreed a deal, what is the impact on my holiday? 

Thankfully, you should see very little change on your holiday to France or the Netherlands. Here's what we know so far:

  • Passports: must have a minimum of 6 months and no more than 10 years validity


  • Driving: If you’re taking your own vehicle, you will need a green card and a GB sticker. The green card provides proof that your vehicle is insured for driving abroad and is issued by your insurer.


  • Travel: Ferries and flights are expected to run as normal. You may need to show your return ticket when entering France. 


  • Healthcare: British holidaymakers will continue to benefit from free emergency medical treatment in France under a new UK Global Health Insurance Card. If you already have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), this will remain valid until it expires. Please view the latest government advice on healthcare and travel insurance here


  • Mobile charges: There is no longer a guarantee of free mobile phone roaming when you are abroad, so you should check charges with your phone operator. A new law has been introduced to protect you from getting mobile data charges above £45.


  • Visas: Most tourists will not need a visa for their holiday. The exception is if you have spent 90 days in any 180-day period visiting countries in the EU's Schengen area. If this is the case, you will need to contact the French Embassy to apply for the correct visa (https://uk.ambafrance.org/-English-).


  • Pets: EU pet passports are no longer valid, so you'll need a vet to issue an animal health certificate (AHC) no more than 10 days before you travel. This requires your pet to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days before you travel. Up to date information can be found on the government's website

We'll continue to update this page as new information becomes available. Remember, you can book with complete peace of mind for 2021, thanks to our flexible booking conditions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our team on 020 610 0186.


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