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