Brexit & Your 2020 Holiday
29 Jan 2020

Britain will leave the EU at 11pm on Friday night after the government’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill received formal assent last week and was ratified by the EU.

The UK will end 47 years of EU membership, but nothing will change until January 2021. Instead, Britain will enter a transition period to allow talks on the new relationship with the EU.

This means that anyone wishing to travel with us this summer will be able to do so with a valid UK passport and enough days remaining on it for your return date. You will not need 6 months remaining until January 2021.

Customers wishing to bring back Tobacco, Alcohol and other goods from their holiday will be able to do so as per the existing EU rules.

More Questions & Answers:

What about my European Health Insurance Card?

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows any EU citizen to access state medical care when they are travelling in another EU country. UK registered EHICs will still be valid throughout 2020.

Will there be data roaming charges?

Under EU rules, the cost of making calls, sending messages or using the internet on your phone in the EU is the same in the UK and this will continue after 31 January 2020.

Should I take out travel insurance to cover Brexit?

The best way to protect your holiday is to book a package – it is then the travel provider’s responsibility to make sure your holiday is provided and to offer an alternative or refund if it cannot be delivered.  

It is important that whenever and wherever you travel that you have adequate travel insurance which covers your specific needs, including any known medical conditions or activities you plan to do.

Will flights still operate?

Everything will stay the same until the end of December 2020 and flights will continue as normal.

Balkan Holidays will provide a further update and information when it becomes available. As a fully bonded ABTA and ATOL member, your holidays and flights are always protected and we will continue to ensure your booking is in safe hands throughout 2020 and beyond.

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