Whether you've already booked your holiday or you're thinking about planning your next getaway you'll probably be wondering what affect Brexit may have. We've rounded up any questions you may have about your holiday after Brexit.
The political process continues, and we do not yet know the final outcome, however, there have been some reassurances around flights and country entry requirements from ABTA. Please see their latest advice about travelling to Europe here.
I've booked a holiday for this year; will it still go ahead?
Yes, ABTA advises regardless of the Brexit outcome, planes will still fly between the UK and the EU as there will be a transition period, this means nothing changes until 31 December 2020. So, you can rest assured that your Neilson holiday will go ahead as planned and we will continue to offer you a fantastic holiday.
I have a booking with Neilson, will the cost of my holiday increase?
We can reassure you that the price you have paid for your Neilson holiday will remain unchanged.
What happens if I book to travel after 31st January 2020?
Customers who book a package holiday with us can relax knowing that they’ve got the most comprehensive protection as a consumer. If you book a package, your holiday will be protected under the ATOL holiday protection scheme, meaning you’ll have the right to a full refund if your holiday can no longer be provided.
Am I still able to use my current passport to travel to the EU?
You should check your passport expiry date; the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival into an EU country. If your passport has less than six months, you may wish to renew your passport sooner rather than later, in order to make sure you have it in time for your holiday. Please see the website tool the UK Government has published to check the validity of your passport.
Will I need a visa to travel to the EU?
British passport holders will not need a visa to travel to the EU. The European Commission announced in April 2019 that, even in a no-deal scenario, UK citizens can still travel to the EU without a visa. ABTA is also providing advice to travellers about visiting the EU after Brexit, with the latest information available at: abta.com/Brexit.
Will my European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) still be valid after Brexit?
UK registered EHICs will no longer be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit. ABTA recommends that travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance ahead of any trip, no matter where they are travelling to.