It has been a turbulent period of four and a half years in British politics, but on 31 December 2020, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union with a trade agreement approved by both sides.
The decisions taken will have an impact on all aspects of the working relationship between the UK and its nearest geographical neighbor; But how will this affect the movement of the island? *
There is one more obvious obstacle to travel right now: Kovid-19. The UK is currently on a strict lockdown, following the discovery of a new strain of the virus in the south-east of England. It prohibits all travel except for professional, health or family reasons.
But once the trip is approved again, what should you think about before planning a trip? We have you covered on all the information currently available.
What travel documents does a British citizen need to travel to the European Union?
- UK citizens now require a visa if they wish to remain in the European Union for more than 90 days within a 180-day period.
- On the day of travel, UK passports must be at least six months old and under 10 years of age.
What travel documents do EU citizens need to travel to the UK?
- EU citizens, EEA citizens and holders of a Swiss national identity card can travel to the UK for short trips without the need for a visa. You can cross the UK border as long as you have a valid passport.
- You will not be able to use an EU, EEA or Swiss national identity card to enter the UK after October 1, 2021, unless you have a European agreement or permit, travel rights including labor, services and health care.
Can any UK country enjoy free healthcare while staying in the European Union?
- European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) will remain valid until their expiration date. The UK government has announced that it will be replaced by a UK Global Health Insurance card – full details have not yet been released.
- British citizens will still be able to use their passports to obtain emergency healthcare in Norway.
- There are different rules for other countries such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania. Check national travel advice websites for more information.
Can UK citizens take their pets on holiday in the European Union?
- As of January 2021, the pet passport will no longer be valid.
- Pets can still enter the EU and the UK respectively, but owners must obtain a new animal health certificate for each visit.
- It is advisable to allow one month to ensure that you have the correct documentation and that the related health checkup is completed before your trip.
Can UK citizens travel to the EU on trade?
- Working less than 90 days within a 180-day window may not require a visa or work permit to travel within the European Union (including Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein) – for example, if you part In a meeting or business event.
- If your job is involved, you may need a visa: stay in the European Union for more than 90 days; If you are transferring a branch of the company abroad; If you provide service in a country where your employer is not present or if you are self-employed.
Is there any change in food, drink, plants and products?
- Meat, milk and their associated products cannot be transported to European Union countries.
- There are exceptions, including powdered baby formula, pet food, or medically necessary products.
- You will need certification to transport certain plants and plant products to EU countries.
Can UK citizens still bring their cars to the European Union?
- UK car owners will need green cards and UK stickers.
- The rules for EU drivers traveling on UK roads are subject to future changes, but a pre-Brexit setup is in force for now.
Is there any change in the Erasmus program?
- As of 30 June 2021, all EU students studying in the UK have ‘right to residency’, meaning they can remain in the UK without additional paperwork.
- After this date, students may need to apply to the European Union Settlement Program. This will allow EU residents to continue to work, study and live in the UK.
- Internships that begin after Brexit will not be eligible for Student Finance England loans.
- For UK students studying in the European Union, changes vary by country.
Will travel insurance still be valid?
- Changes in insurance policies depend on the country you are visiting and the company your policy is on. It is best to check with your insurer.
- In general, travelers need to ensure that they have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) once launched as well as travel insurance. With health coverage.
- Consumer rights have not changed, so if your trip is delayed or canceled, or the business you shut down should be able to claim compensation, (again, depending on your policy).
Will phone data work in the UK in the European Union?
It depends on the phone company you are with, so it is best to contact them directly. There is a good chance that new charges will be included.