Our Brexit promise and travel guide
As Britain is set to leave the European Union in the coming months, post-Brexit travel is a topic to consider when planning a holiday abroad. Both the UK government and European Union remain confident about undisrupted air travel. Current aviation legislation has been extended until at least October 2020, regardless of the Brexit outcome. In response, ABTA, has highlighted that travelers can continue to ‘book their travel arrangements further in advance in the confidence that there will be no disruption to flight schedules.’
Booking with a tour operator offers further assurance under package holidays regulations detailed in our booking terms. The Brexit outcome or time of booking will not affect your consumer rights.
As we continue to encourage travelers to book their journeys to the increasingly popular Nordic Countries well in advance, Magnetic North Travel offers a price guarantee on all holidays booked. Once you have booked your holiday with us the price you pay will remain unchanged, despite potential currency fluctuations.
Magnetic North Travel will also continue to accept payments in a currency agreed on during the booking stage. We accept GBP, USD, Euro, and NOK payments.
Prepare yourself for post-Brexit travel
Travelers need a passport valid that is valid for at least six months on the date of departure. Passports older than ten years also need to be renewed, even though they may be valid for more than six months. The change will also affect travel to EEA countries including Norway and Iceland.
While we always recommend medical insurance for travel to and outside the EU, we’d like to encourage EU-bound travelers who have previously relied on their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to opt for more comprehensive travel insurance. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the card will no longer be valid.
Magnetic North Travel will continue to emphasise the importance of purchasing travel insurance. It may also be worth paying extra attention to details surrounding delays and cancellations as these vary amongst providers. It may also be worth asking for Brexit-related assurances your insurance provider may offer.
So far, there is nothing to suggest that Brexit will require visitors to our Nordic destinations to make additional arrangements with regards to driver licenses. For up-to-date information, we recommend visiting the government website.
The European Parliament has confirmed that UK travellers won’t need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit for short-term business or leisure trips, even if the UK leaves without a deal. UK citizens will be able to visit the EU for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without a visa.