Travel to EU after 1 January 2021
A reminder, if one was needed, is that we seem to be heading for a no-deal Brexit from 1 January 2021. One of the issues we will all have to confront is the raft of regulation that we will need to observe from this date if travelling to the EU and certain affiliated territories.
The latest advice on the GOV.UK website says:
Travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein will change from 1 January 2021. Things you may need to do before you go include:
- checking your passport has enough validity on it
- get travel insurance that covers your healthcare
- checking you have the right driving documents
- organising pet travel - contact your vet at least 4 months before you go
There are more things to do if you are travelling for business. For example, going to meetings and conferences, providing services (even with a charity), and touring art or music. Additionally, on the day you travel, you will 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 your passport, you may not be able to travel.
It is particularly important you get travel insurance with the right cover if you have a pre-existing medical condition.