How Will Brexit Affect Your Holiday?
As with most of us, i’m sure you are pretty fed up with all this Brexit stuff by now. But one question is, how will Brexit affect your holiday?
As we write this there is still a lot of uncertainty, a lot of information, some true, some nonsense.
But if you are planning to book you holiday ready for the summer, where does this leave us? Do we wait till it’s all over? Is your booking safe?
One huge factor we all must remember, a lot of the countries we visit in Europe, depend on the tourism trade, a lot.
What we DO know is that the EU will keep things as they are for a minimum of 12 months even after a no deal.
This will keep things exactly the same for 2019 and part of 2020, so if you are planning a 2019 holiday, it’s business as usual.
After we have completed a Brexit, from 2021, chances are you will need extra documentation from the ETIAS.
This will be a simple form to fill online for a visa, being quoted at around 7 Euros with up to 2-3 years travel.
So basically once you have completed this online when it comes in effect, it’s just the same as normal as for travelling around Europe.
What we do stress is that this is not new. Most of can remember a time before all the EU when European countries had their own currency and system in place for travelling.
This did not stop us enjoying our holidays then, and it won’t stop us now.
Other aspects of travel will have implications to plan ahead for.
We may see a rise in travel insurance, exchange rate, cheap flights, the overall cost of a holiday and extras like car hire.
Of course we can only deal with this side of things when the Brexit is complete and will be around the 2021 year mark.
As for 2019, let’s carry on as normal, enjoy our holidays and by the end of the year we will have more information on what will happen for 2020.