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Brexit and Travelling to Austria

One thing’s for certain: You can still travel to Austria after Brexit – and we look forward to welcoming you. However, there are a few things travellers might want to consider to be on the safe side.

Whilst it’s currently still unclear what path the UK will take concerning their exit from the EU, we have prepared a handy guide to what might change and what you should consider when travelling.

Overall, if a deal is reached, nothing will change until the end of 2020. If there is a no-deal Brexit, some things might change.

Visa Requirements

You will most likely not need a visa to travel to Austria for a holiday. If a deal is agreed, everything will remain as it currently is until the end of 2020. But even in a no-deal scenario, EU officials have said that a visa will not be required, providing the same is offered to European citizens visiting the UK.

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Passports: 6 Months’ Validity

If you travel to the EU with a UK passport, the government recommends making sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months following the end of your trip. This online tool can help you check whether your passport is OK.

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Flights: No Changes until 2020

Flights will not be affected for at least 12 months thanks to a contingency agreement between the UK and the EU. This is true both if a deal is reached and in case of a no-deal Brexit.

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Insurance: Travel Insurance Recommended

Within the EU, the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) gives citizens access to a wide range of healthcare options. In case of a no-deal Brexit, the EHIC might become invalid for British citizens. It is recommended to always buy travel insurance to be safe.

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Driving in Austria: International Permit Recommended

In case of a no-deal Brexit, UK driving licences could lose their validity. We recommend obtaining an International Driving Permit (specifically an International Driving Permit 1968) from your post office if you plan on driving in Austria.

In case of no deal, you will need a so-called Green Card for insurance purposes to drive your UK vehicle in the EU. Check with your insurance company to obtain one.

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In summation:

  • If a deal is reached, nothing will change until 2020
  • You will most likely not need a visa, no matter what
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months if you travel to the EU
  • Flights will not be affected until 2020
  • We recommend buying travel insurance
  • We recommend obtaining an International Driving Permit and a Green Card if you plan to drive

 

Find more information from the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) here.

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