//ABTA updates Brexit advice

ABTA updates Brexit advice

Industry body replaces advice given for no-deal Brexit

ABTA has changed its Brexit advice, highlighting that the UK is now on track to enter a transition period at the end of January.

This means that all travel requirements and arrangements will remain the same until at least the end of 2020.

The new advice replaces previous advice around the government’s ‘Get ready for Brexit’ campaign which dealt with a no-deal Brexit. ABTA highlighted how areas from passport validity to driving licences and data roaming would be affected.

Mark Tanzer, ABTA’s chief executive, says, “The UK is primed to enter a new Brexit phase from 31 January, when trade talks begin, and when it does nothing will change when it comes to travel.

“This means that valid passports can still be used, EHIC cards will still be valid and the same gates can be used at border check points. People can continue to make their travel plans with confidence that things won’t change until at least the end of 2020.

“As the UK’s most trusted travel association ABTA has been actively providing advice to travellers throughout the Brexit process and will continue to do so as the longer term relationship with the EU becomes clearer.”

ABTA research shows that nearly a third  of people are unsure about how Brexit will affect their travel plans.

ABTA’s Brexit advice for travellers can be found at www.abta.com/brexit.

Sam Ballard is a director and co-founder of Waterfront Publishing, creator of ABTA Magazine, Cruise Adviser, Solus and more.