Brexit, how will it impact travel in 2021

We have done our best to ensure we have shared with you the key areas of consideration for your next trip to Europe but we wanted to take a closer look and pass on some of the detail you may feel you need to better understand the impacts on travel. 

Entry into European countries

As with any long haul destination, it will now be a requirement for UK citizens to have a minimum of 6 months validity on their passport. This will be 6 months based on the planned date on return

UK citizens will need to present the details of their return flight or onward travel plans upon arrival. As long as your trip if for under 90 days a visa is not required. 

If you plan to stay within a country for more than 90 days then a visa will be required, please see https://www.gov.uk/visit-europe-1-january-2021 for further advise on visas.

EHIC cards will no longer be valid

It is important to always have valid travel insurance when travelling overseas, this is particularly important if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. 

From 1st January 2021 the European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) will be invalid therefore it is essential that you gain comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for any health care that may be required. As a Sunsail/Moorings customer please speak with your holiday planner about the options we have available to you.

Free data roaming will no longer be available

In a digital world we all access the interest without a second thought however from 1st January 2021 data roaming will no longer be free of charge and will likely carry a heavy price tag. It is important you speak with your network provider prior to your holiday to understand the associated costs. As a Sunsail customer, you do have the option to add Wi-Fi to your holiday booking ensuring you can stay connecting whilst on our yachts 

Traveling to Europe

Despite the change, if you have booked a flight inclusive holiday with Sunsail you will remain financially protected under our ATOL bonding and the Package Travel Regulations. This means you can book and travel with confidence. 

The European commission have confirmed that planes leaving from the UK will still be able to fly over the territory of the European Union and the UK government have offered similar assurances to EU airlines flying into and out of the UK. Other methods of international transport (for example, trains, ferries etc.) have been provided with similar assurances.

Helpful links for travellers

https://www.gov.uk/visit-europe-1-january-2021

https://www.abta.com/tips-and-advice/brexit-advice-for-travellers

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