Here are some helpful tips regarding Brexit and travelling, to make your European cruise as smooth as possible.
- Check the date your passport expires. When travelling to the EU, your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after the end of your last sailing.
- You should also check when your passport was renewed. If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to its expiration. This additional time will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. Click here to check the validity of your passport under these rules.
- Where can I renew my passport? You can renew your passport online or at the Post Office with a Check and Send service.
- To ensure you have your passport in time, we recommend providing yourself with plenty of time to renew it. Full details on renewing your passport can be found here.
The European Parliament has approved legal changes to ensure UK citizens will not need a visa to travel to the EU for short stays after Brexit. This will also apply in the event of a no-deal exit.
European Health Insurance Card and travel insurance Tips
- The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) provides EU citizens state medical care when travelling in another EU country. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK registered EHICs will no longer be valid.
- Do I need an EHIC or travel insurance? Since there are limitations to EHIC, we always advise that having appropriate travel insurance is a good idea – whether you have an EHIC card or not.
- When travelling in the EU and beyond, it’s important you obtain travel insurance and check that it covers your current circumstances, including any medical conditions. If you have an annual policy, make sure to check the Terms and Conditions and contact your insurance provider if you’re not sure.