What are the BREXIT conditions ?
New travel rules apply due to the BREXIT. You may need to do extra things before you travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, such as:
1. Passports: check if you need to renew
You may need to renew your British passport earlier if you’re travelling to an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.
On the day you travel, you’ll need your passport to both:
- have at least 6 months left
- be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left)
These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland. You can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.
2. Healthcare: check you’re covered
Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will be valid if you’re travelling to an EU country.<br>You can use a UK passport to get medically necessary healthcare in Norway (for example emergency treatment, or to treat a pre-existing condition).
If you’re travelling to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you should get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you travel. Make sure it covers any pre-existing conditions that were previously covered by your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
You can read advice on buying travel insurance with the right cover.
If you’re taking your own vehicle, you will need a green card and a GB sticker.
You might also need an international driving permit (IDP) to drive in some EU countries and Norway if you have:
- a paper driving licence
- a licence issued in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man
Check with the embassy of the country you will be driving in.
4. Pet travel: allow at least 1 month to arrange
You cannot use the existing pet passport scheme. Instead you’ll need an animal health certificate (AHC) for your pet. Allow at least 1 month to arrange this and relevant vaccinations.
Follow the guidance for taking your pet dog, cat or ferret abroad.
For any further information please visit the UK government website.