Tens of millions of UK travellers could possibly be barred from getting into a number of European international locations within the occasion of a no-deal Brexit until they renew their passports by Friday, a shopper group has claimed.

Holidaymakers and enterprise travellers danger falling foul of guidelines for getting into international locations within the Schengen zone equivalent to France, Spain and Italy, in line with Which?.

Guests often want not less than six months left on their passport from the date they arrive.

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Till just lately, UK residents who renewed their passport earlier than it expired may have as much as 9 months of the remaining validity added to their new journey doc.

The Authorities has warned that this time carried over is not going to depend in the direction of the six-month requirement after a no-deal Brexit, that means individuals with as much as 15 months left on their passport could possibly be denied entry to many standard locations on the continent.

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1/14 Passports

British passports that expire after 29 March 2019 will proceed to be legitimate as UK journey paperwork, however will lose the ability that comes with being a European Union passport – notably the best of free motion throughout the EU27.
UK passports issued from 30 March 2019 may have the phrases “European Union” faraway from the duvet and the primary web page (together with the translations into Welsh and Gaelic). However they may nonetheless be burgundy. By October 2019, new British passports may have darkish blue covers

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2/14 Pets

You’ll nonetheless be capable to journey to the EU together with your pet after Brexit, however it may properly get extra difficult relying on the standing that the European Union determine to use. If the UK is given “Half 2 listed standing”, there could be some additional necessities for travelling pets and homeowners post-Brexit. “These would require an extra go to to the vet and a few further papers to be carried however wouldn’t forestall you from having fun with your journey,” says Eurotunnel.
Nevertheless it provides that if the UK is given unlisted, third-country standing, “homeowners who want to journey with their pets from the UK to EU nations might want to focus on their particular preparations and necessities with an Official Veterinarian not less than 4 months previous to their desired journey date

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3/14 Eurotunnel/Eurostar

The Treaty of Canterbury between the UK and France governs the Channel Tunnel hyperlink and operations will proceed – topic to any native disruption at Folkestone and/or Calais

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4/14 Driving

Motorists, whether or not taking their very own automobiles or hiring overseas, are more likely to have to acquire an Worldwide Driving Allow or two; totally different EU international locations are signed as much as totally different treaties, so for a visit embracing Spain and France you would want each sorts.
These are presently bought from a restricted variety of Submit Places of work, however the authorities intends to make them broadly obtainable. The associated fee is £5.50 for every.
Motor insurance coverage will now not mechanically lengthen to the EU. Insurers will present on request a “Inexperienced Card”, for which an additional cost will probably be made

PA

5/14 Flights

Even within the occasion of a no-deal Brexit, flights will proceed to function between the UK and European Union.
Nonetheless, within the occasion of the UK leaving with no deal, many flights are more likely to be cancelled as a result of departures could be capped at 2018 ranges. As UK airways have already introduced hundreds of recent flights to Europe from the top of March 2019, some must be cancelled

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6/14 Air routes

The community of flight hyperlinks between Britain and japanese Europe could possibly be affected by any discount within the variety of staff from these international locations. Not solely do they use the flights – so do their households and buddies

PA

7/14 Flight disruption rights

Present European passengers’ rights guidelines, referred to as EC261/2004, stipulate excessive payouts for delays and cancellations that can’t be attributed to “extraordinary circumstances”. Buried in a doc known as Past the Horizon: The Way forward for UK Aviation, the federal government says “the UK is not going to fall under present requirements of safety once we go away the EU”

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8/14 Entry laws to the European Union

From 11pm GMT on 29 March 2019, UK travellers will develop into “third-country nationals” when travelling to Schengen international locations and topic to the usual guidelines of admission for residents of countries such because the US, Japan and Australia. Meaning there have to be not less than 90 days (roughly three months) left in your passport past your meant date of departure.
As a result of third-country nationals can stay within the Schengen space for 90 days, the precise test carried out could possibly be that the passport has not less than six months’ validity remaining on the date of arrival

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9/14 On-line registration previous to journey – ETIAS

From 2021, non-EU nationals who don’t require a visa to enter the Schengen space – together with British travellers – might want to request prior authorisation to go to Schengen international locations.
The Journey Info and Authorisation System (ETIAS) is aimed toward lowering the “migration, safety or public-health danger” from nationals of visa-exempt third international locations, which is what the UK will develop into after Brexit. It prices €7 for 3 years

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10/14 ‘Brexit clauses’

Numerous journey suppliers – even together with Nationwide Specific coaches – have added “Brexit clauses” to their phrases and circumstances. These usually specify that they won’t be responsible for “consequential losses” on account of Brexit-related points

PA

11/14 ‘Quick observe’ lanes for passport management getting into EU international locations

British passport holders won’t be able to make use of them, and should be part of the queue for third-country nationals.
Individuals holding an EU passport or ID card in addition to a British passport will be capable to exit the UK on the British passport however enter Europe on the EU doc

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12/14 Ferries

The ferry trade insists vessels will proceed to sail. The UK Chamber of Transport says: “Not like the carriage of cargo, commerce offers don’t have a big impact on the cruise and passenger ferry trade. The specific standardisation of commodity codes and tariffs related to commerce offers have little relevance to holidaymakers.”
Having stated that, the federal government and Kent County Council are planning for doable chaos at Channel ports due to a backlog of vehicles within the occasion of a no-deal Brexit. This might impinge on holidaymakers’ plans

PA

13/14 European Well being Insurance coverage Card (EHIC)

The EU says: “In case you fall in poor health or have an accident throughout a go to to a different EU nation, as an EU citizen you’ve the best to obtain the mandatory public healthcare in any EU nation underneath the identical circumstances as individuals within the host nation.” The EHIC additionally works in Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Therapy, says the NHS, is “at a diminished price or, in lots of circumstances, freed from cost”.
From 11pm GMT on 29 March 2019, when the UK ceases to belong to the European Union, British travellers may have no computerized proper to make use of the EHIC.
There isn’t a certainty about what could exchange it

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14/14 Cellphones

From 30 March 2019, the regulation banning cell phone companies from charging additional for calls and knowledge in Europe will stop, although operators have but to set out precisely what’s going to exchange it. In principle, cell phone companies can impose no matter charges they suppose the market will bear.
However Dave Dyson, chef govt of Three, says his agency is “dedicated to keep up the provision of roaming within the EU at no further price following Brexit”

AFP/Getty

1/14 Passports

British passports that expire after 29 March 2019 will proceed to be legitimate as UK journey paperwork, however will lose the ability that comes with being a European Union passport – notably the best of free motion throughout the EU27.
UK passports issued from 30 March 2019 may have the phrases “European Union” faraway from the duvet and the primary web page (together with the translations into Welsh and Gaelic). However they may nonetheless be burgundy. By October 2019, new British passports may have darkish blue covers

Getty

2/14 Pets

You’ll nonetheless be capable to journey to the EU together with your pet after Brexit, however it may properly get extra difficult relying on the standing that the European Union determine to use. If the UK is given “Half 2 listed standing”, there could be some additional necessities for travelling pets and homeowners post-Brexit. “These would require an extra go to to the vet and a few further papers to be carried however wouldn’t forestall you from having fun with your journey,” says Eurotunnel.
Nevertheless it provides that if the UK is given unlisted, third-country standing, “homeowners who want to journey with their pets from the UK to EU nations might want to focus on their particular preparations and necessities with an Official Veterinarian not less than 4 months previous to their desired journey date

AFP/Getty

3/14 Eurotunnel/Eurostar

The Treaty of Canterbury between the UK and France governs the Channel Tunnel hyperlink and operations will proceed – topic to any native disruption at Folkestone and/or Calais

AFP/Getty

4/14 Driving

Motorists, whether or not taking their very own automobiles or hiring overseas, are more likely to have to acquire an Worldwide Driving Allow or two; totally different EU international locations are signed as much as totally different treaties, so for a visit embracing Spain and France you would want each sorts.
These are presently bought from a restricted variety of Submit Places of work, however the authorities intends to make them broadly obtainable. The associated fee is £5.50 for every.
Motor insurance coverage will now not mechanically lengthen to the EU. Insurers will present on request a “Inexperienced Card”, for which an additional cost will probably be made

PA

5/14 Flights

Even within the occasion of a no-deal Brexit, flights will proceed to function between the UK and European Union.
Nonetheless, within the occasion of the UK leaving with no deal, many flights are more likely to be cancelled as a result of departures could be capped at 2018 ranges. As UK airways have already introduced hundreds of recent flights to Europe from the top of March 2019, some must be cancelled

Getty

6/14 Air routes

The community of flight hyperlinks between Britain and japanese Europe could possibly be affected by any discount within the variety of staff from these international locations. Not solely do they use the flights – so do their households and buddies

PA

7/14 Flight disruption rights

Present European passengers’ rights guidelines, referred to as EC261/2004, stipulate excessive payouts for delays and cancellations that can’t be attributed to “extraordinary circumstances”. Buried in a doc known as Past the Horizon: The Way forward for UK Aviation, the federal government says “the UK is not going to fall under present requirements of safety once we go away the EU”

AFP/Getty

8/14 Entry laws to the European Union

From 11pm GMT on 29 March 2019, UK travellers will develop into “third-country nationals” when travelling to Schengen international locations and topic to the usual guidelines of admission for residents of countries such because the US, Japan and Australia. Meaning there have to be not less than 90 days (roughly three months) left in your passport past your meant date of departure.
As a result of third-country nationals can stay within the Schengen space for 90 days, the precise test carried out could possibly be that the passport has not less than six months’ validity remaining on the date of arrival

Getty

9/14 On-line registration previous to journey – ETIAS

From 2021, non-EU nationals who don’t require a visa to enter the Schengen space – together with British travellers – might want to request prior authorisation to go to Schengen international locations.
The Journey Info and Authorisation System (ETIAS) is aimed toward lowering the “migration, safety or public-health danger” from nationals of visa-exempt third international locations, which is what the UK will develop into after Brexit. It prices €7 for 3 years

AFP/Getty

10/14 ‘Brexit clauses’

Numerous journey suppliers – even together with Nationwide Specific coaches – have added “Brexit clauses” to their phrases and circumstances. These usually specify that they won’t be responsible for “consequential losses” on account of Brexit-related points

PA

11/14 ‘Quick observe’ lanes for passport management getting into EU international locations

British passport holders won’t be able to make use of them, and should be part of the queue for third-country nationals.
Individuals holding an EU passport or ID card in addition to a British passport will be capable to exit the UK on the British passport however enter Europe on the EU doc

Getty

12/14 Ferries

The ferry trade insists vessels will proceed to sail. The UK Chamber of Transport says: “Not like the carriage of cargo, commerce offers don’t have a big impact on the cruise and passenger ferry trade. The specific standardisation of commodity codes and tariffs related to commerce offers have little relevance to holidaymakers.”
Having stated that, the federal government and Kent County Council are planning for doable chaos at Channel ports due to a backlog of vehicles within the occasion of a no-deal Brexit. This might impinge on holidaymakers’ plans

PA

13/14 European Well being Insurance coverage Card (EHIC)

The EU says: “In case you fall in poor health or have an accident throughout a go to to a different EU nation, as an EU citizen you’ve the best to obtain the mandatory public healthcare in any EU nation underneath the identical circumstances as individuals within the host nation.” The EHIC additionally works in Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Therapy, says the NHS, is “at a diminished price or, in lots of circumstances, freed from cost”.
From 11pm GMT on 29 March 2019, when the UK ceases to belong to the European Union, British travellers may have no computerized proper to make use of the EHIC.
There isn’t a certainty about what could exchange it

PA

14/14 Cellphones

From 30 March 2019, the regulation banning cell phone companies from charging additional for calls and knowledge in Europe will stop, although operators have but to set out precisely what’s going to exchange it. In principle, cell phone companies can impose no matter charges they suppose the market will bear.
However Dave Dyson, chef govt of Three, says his agency is “dedicated to keep up the provision of roaming within the EU at no further price following Brexit”

AFP/Getty

Figures obtained by Which? present that round 3.5 million present British passports is not going to adjust to the validity guidelines.

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The patron group famous that Friday will probably be three weeks earlier than the UK is because of withdraw from the EU, which is the time it takes for passports to reach after a regular renewal software.

Rory Boland, editor of Which? Journey journal, stated: “Tens of millions of individuals may discover their vacation plans disrupted or, worse but, discover themselves stranded on the departure gate and prevented from travelling altogether in the event that they fail to resume their passport earlier than the deadline.

“Anybody who thinks they is likely to be affected ought to look to resume their passport at present or if you have already got journey plans within the close to future, think about using the fast-track passport renewal service.”

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A House Workplace spokesman stated: “If there isn’t any deal, new guidelines would apply when travelling on a British passport to many European international locations and a few individuals could have to renew their passport sooner than deliberate.

“In case your passport doesn’t meet the brand new guidelines, it is best to apply for a brand new passport earlier than travelling to the international locations affected.

“You need to use the federal government’s on-line passport checker to test a passport for journey to Europe. We suggest that you just renew your passport in good time forward of your journey date.

“In January we launched our ongoing marketing campaign to tell the general public of those new guidelines, and we proceed to work with companions within the journey and transport industries to tell individuals with bookings after 29 March 2019.”

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