Beware the Cinderella second.

Think about you might be driving alongside a French autoroute or Spanish autopista late within the night of subsequent Friday, 29 March. Because the clock ticks over to midnight, your driving licence ceases to be legitimate. In case you get pulled over by the police you had higher have the ability to produce the best Worldwide Driving Allow (1968 model for France, 1949 model for Spain).

If you’re driving your individual automotive, let’s hope you had organized a “inexperienced card” to increase your motor insurance coverage to the nation you might be at the moment in. The host nation is a part of the European Union. However you aren’t.

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That, at the least, is the outlook as Article 50 staggers to its appointment with future – and presumably self-destructs together with the hopes and goals of hundreds of thousands of individuals, whether or not they voted to go away or stay.

It’s the default denouement of the method that started when David Cameron introduced he would search the need of the folks on the UK’s membership of the EU.

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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 are going to nonetheless be burgundy. By October 2019, new British passports may have darkish blue covers

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2/14 Pets

You’ll nonetheless have the ability to journey to the EU along with your pet after Brexit, however it may effectively 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 house owners post-Brexit. “These would require an extra go to to the vet and a few further papers to be carried however wouldn’t stop you from having fun with your journey,” says Eurotunnel.
However it provides that if the UK is given unlisted, third-country standing, “house owners 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 at the least 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 vehicles 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 wish each varieties.
These are at the moment bought from a restricted variety of Put up Workplaces, however the authorities intends to make them broadly obtainable. The fee is £5.50 for every.
Motor insurance coverage will now not routinely lengthen to the EU. Insurers will present on request a “Inexperienced Card”, for which an additional cost will likely be made

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5/14 Flights

Even within the occasion of a no-deal Brexit, flights will proceed to function between the UK and European Union.
Nevertheless, 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 might 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 mates

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7/14 Flight disruption rights

Present European passengers’ rights guidelines, generally known as EC261/2004, stipulate excessive payouts for delays and cancellations that can not be attributed to “extraordinary circumstances”. Buried in a doc referred to as Past the Horizon: The Way forward for UK Aviation, the federal government says “the UK won’t fall under present requirements of safety after we depart 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 at the least 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 verify carried out might be that the passport has at the least 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 geared toward lowering the “migration, safety or public-health threat” 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’

A lot of journey suppliers – even together with Nationwide Categorical coaches – have added “Brexit clauses” to their phrases and situations. These typically specify that they won’t be answerable for “consequential losses” because of Brexit-related points

PA

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

British passport holders will be unable to make use of them, and should be part of the queue for third-country nationals.
Folks holding an EU passport or ID card in addition to a British passport will have the ability 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: “In contrast to the carriage of cargo, commerce offers wouldn’t have a big impact on the cruise and passenger ferry trade. The express standardisation of commodity codes and tariffs related to commerce offers have little relevance to holidaymakers.”
Having mentioned that, the federal government and Kent County Council are planning for doable chaos at Channel ports due to a backlog of vans within the occasion of a no-deal Brexit. This could 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 have got the best to obtain the required public healthcare in any EU nation underneath the identical situations as folks within the host nation.” The EHIC additionally works in Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Remedy, says the NHS, is “at a lowered value 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 any certainty about what could change it

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14/14 Cellphones

From 30 March 2019, the regulation banning cell phone corporations from charging additional for calls and knowledge in Europe will stop, although operators have but to set out precisely what’s going to change it. In principle, cell phone corporations 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 value 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 are going to nonetheless be burgundy. By October 2019, new British passports may have darkish blue covers

Getty

2/14 Pets

You’ll nonetheless have the ability to journey to the EU along with your pet after Brexit, however it may effectively 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 house owners post-Brexit. “These would require an extra go to to the vet and a few further papers to be carried however wouldn’t stop you from having fun with your journey,” says Eurotunnel.
However it provides that if the UK is given unlisted, third-country standing, “house owners 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 at the least 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 vehicles 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 wish each varieties.
These are at the moment bought from a restricted variety of Put up Workplaces, however the authorities intends to make them broadly obtainable. The fee is £5.50 for every.
Motor insurance coverage will now not routinely lengthen to the EU. Insurers will present on request a “Inexperienced Card”, for which an additional cost will likely 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.
Nevertheless, 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 might 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 mates

PA

7/14 Flight disruption rights

Present European passengers’ rights guidelines, generally known as EC261/2004, stipulate excessive payouts for delays and cancellations that can not be attributed to “extraordinary circumstances”. Buried in a doc referred to as Past the Horizon: The Way forward for UK Aviation, the federal government says “the UK won’t fall under present requirements of safety after we depart 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 at the least 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 verify carried out might be that the passport has at the least 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 geared toward lowering the “migration, safety or public-health threat” 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’

A lot of journey suppliers – even together with Nationwide Categorical coaches – have added “Brexit clauses” to their phrases and situations. These typically specify that they won’t be answerable for “consequential losses” because of Brexit-related points

PA

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

British passport holders will be unable to make use of them, and should be part of the queue for third-country nationals.
Folks holding an EU passport or ID card in addition to a British passport will have the ability 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: “In contrast to the carriage of cargo, commerce offers wouldn’t have a big impact on the cruise and passenger ferry trade. The express standardisation of commodity codes and tariffs related to commerce offers have little relevance to holidaymakers.”
Having mentioned that, the federal government and Kent County Council are planning for doable chaos at Channel ports due to a backlog of vans within the occasion of a no-deal Brexit. This could 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 have got the best to obtain the required public healthcare in any EU nation underneath the identical situations as folks within the host nation.” The EHIC additionally works in Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Remedy, says the NHS, is “at a lowered value 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 any certainty about what could change it

PA

14/14 Cellphones

From 30 March 2019, the regulation banning cell phone corporations from charging additional for calls and knowledge in Europe will stop, although operators have but to set out precisely what’s going to change it. In principle, cell phone corporations 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 value following Brexit”

AFP/Getty

Brexit – once more, no matter your private view on the controversy – has triggered deeper divisions than I’ve ever seen in my not-inconsiderable years on this planet.

Whether or not you consider that the prime minister’s withdrawal settlement is the least dangerous of all of the exit methods, or yearn for the nuclear no-deal possibility, maybe you’ll agree that the speedy penalties of Brexit won’t be optimistic. And of all the various dimensions of harm it can trigger, leaving the European Union may have profound implications for travellers.

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One other Cinderella second. Think about you might be an in-patient at a hospital within the “EU27,” being handled by the French or Spanish well being service on the identical foundation as native residents.

Once more, at midnight you develop into a third-country nationwide. Your European Well being Insurance coverage Card (EHIC) turns into as impotent as your driving licence. Both the price of medical care begins to rack up, otherwise you discover remedy is withdrawn till you may show your capacity to pay.

Once I was evaluating the consequences of Brexit, this was one consequence that I used to be not anticipating. At a Brexit Choose Committee session in June 2017, the last-but-two secretary for exiting the EU, David Davis, mentioned he wished EHIC advantages to proceed past 29 March 2019.

Sarcastically, as a result of a lot time, vitality and sources have been squandered on the political arm-twisting and posturing of Brexit, the UK hasn’t acquired spherical to negotiating a successor to the EHIC.

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You needn’t look far for different potential Cinderella moments. Making a late-night cell phone name from Italy that begins at 11.55pm, native time? After 5 minutes of free dialog as prescribed by the EU-wide ban on roaming costs, British travellers may discover the pay-per-minute worldwide calls meter working, as their cell supplier seizes the chance to revert to the dangerous outdated days of extreme roaming charges.

And yet one more for the highway: whereas the police are checking your motoring paperwork, they could additionally ask to see your passport – and, if it was issued 10 years in the past or extra, cost you for a breach of Schengen border guidelines.

Now, I don’t count on any of those points truly to come back to go over the following few weeks; “no deal” could not occur, and even when it does British travellers who inadvertently discover themselves on the improper aspect of very latest historical past are unlikely to be hunted down as on the spot outlaws. This isn’t a “millennium bug” scare that may convey the journey world to a halt.

The actual harm will emerge solely slowly for individuals who observe past these with the nice fortune to be in another country for the act of nationwide self-harm. Inside a few years, a few of you may be fleeced by on-line scammers as you attempt to discover the best web site for Etias, the “Euro-visa” that we are going to want.

We may have fewer trains, boats and planes than would have prevailed had we stayed on the get together, and maybe a foreign money that’s as a lot of a laughing inventory because the nation. And we will likely be diminished from the more and more various, affluent and welcoming nation through which I’ve been privileged to reside.

The extra I watch with rising horror at what youthful folks could name “hashtag #WTF”, the extra I’m persuaded that the one factor that explains Theresa Might’s behaviour throughout essentially the most baffling premiership in historical past is that she is an ardent Remainer who has skewered her profession and her get together so as to avert the harm from a democratic determination.

However expertise exhibits that rank incompetence is way extra prevalent than conspiracy.