Brexit – Update August 2019

As you are probably well aware, the UK has been granted an extension to remain in the European Union until 31 October 2019, with the option to leave before this date.

The Brexit extension provides certainty that people will be able to continue to travel to the European Union exactly as they do today, at least until the end of October 2019.


  • All current arrangements for travel will remain as they are
  • You will be able to move through UK ports and airports as usual, using the EU/EEA passport gates
  • You will still have access to state medical care in any EU country as long as you have an up to date European Health Insurance Card
  • You won’t need an International Driving Permit, and if you are taking your own car, you won’t need a Green Card for insurance
  • All consumer rights and benefits from EU laws will also remain including airline compensation for cancellation or delays, and the ability to use your mobile phone abroad without additional charges.


If the Government agrees a deal on or before 31 October 2019, the UK will enter a transition period and everything will continue to remain the same. Meaning you can continue to travel as you do now. There is still a possibility that the UK could leave the EU at the end of October without a deal, so we will continue to monitor the information and guidance provided by travel industry experts, organisations like ABTA and the UK Government and pick out what we believe is relevant for you.

Here are some useful links you may wish to look at if you would like know more:


Brexit Advice for Travellers

EU confirms visa free travel after Brexit

Brexit extension provides certainty about travel arrangements for Summer



Immigration and Border Processes


Passport Office

Check A Passport – to see if your passport is valid for your destination

Passport Office FAQs