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Motoring in Europe - Brexit Update (September 2019)

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With the Brexit date being postponed to October 31st 2019, it's business as usual for anyone considering driving in Europe. 
Some motorists still show concern when considering European holidays with the uncertainty of what might lie ahead, but the good news is, for now, everything remains the same.

As a UK traveller considering a trip to Europe this Summer/Autumn:

  • When driving in the EU, you will not need an International Driving Permit, and if you are taking your own car, you won’t need a Green Card for insurance. 
  • 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 will be able to move through UK ports and airports, as usual, using the EU/EEA passport gates.
  • 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.

What about after October 31st?
If the Government agrees on a deal on or before October 31st, the UK will then enter a transition period and everything will continue to remain the same and 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 but as written in our January update, Ferry companies and the Eurotunnel (our two most common forms of transport for reaching the continent) insist that there will be minimal disruption to services. We, of course, will continue to update this information as soon as it becomes available to us however if you would like to discuss anything in greater detail, please don't hesitate to call us.

This update has been written with assistance and information from ABTA (The Association of British Travel Agents). 
For more information and advice, please refer to ClassicGT's dedicated Brexit webpage: https://www.classicgt.co.uk/brexit/    


Updated Brexit Links from GOV.UK (September 2019)






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