Brexit 1st January 2021
Do you know what you need to do, if travelling to the UK or Europe from the 1st January 2021?
The Brexit transition has now been completed now we have reached the 1st January 2021, do you know what you need to do if travelling to a PDC event in 2021.
Get ready for the UK’s deal with the EU: The UK’s deal with the EU affects your business, family, and personal circumstances. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions. You can also sign up for emails to get updates for what you need to do. CLICK HERE
You need to act now. The UK’s deal with the EU affects citizens, businesses, and travel to the EU. Make sure you’re ready for the end of the Brexit transition.
Travelling to EU Countries from the UK:
On the day you travel, you will need your valid passport and any other relevant travel documents:
- Check your passport and have at least 6 months left
- To be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left)
- Get appropriate travel insurance that covers your healthcare
- Check you have the right driving documents, fig driving
- Check the travel rules of the Country you are travelling to CLICK HERE
Entering other countries
Border control: you may have to show your return ticket and money: At border control, you may need to:
- show a return or onward ticket
- show you have enough money for your stay
- use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens when queueing
- If you’re a tourist, you will not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
Travelling to the UK from EU Countries:
For a full and comprehensive list of what you need to do if entering the UK from an EU Country please CLICK HERE for details.
- If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
- Irish citizens will continue to be able to enter and live in the UK as they do now.
- EU, EEA and Swiss citizens will continue to be able to travel to the UK for holidays or short trips without needing a visa. You’ll be able to cross the UKborder using a valid passport which should be valid for the whole time you are in the UK.
- You will not be able to use an EU, EEA or Swiss national ID card to enter the UK from 1 October 2021 unless you:
You must have the correct documents to show at the UK border if you’re travelling to the UK from 1 January 2021. You will not be able to use any documents to enter the UK that are not listed here. In other cases, find out if you’ll need to apply for a visa to enter the UK.
Driving in the UK
If you have a non-UK licence: Visitors with a non-UK driving licence will still be able to drive in the UK. You do not need an international driving permit (IDP).
If your vehicle is not insured in the UK: If you have vehicle insurance issued in the EU, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia or Switzerland, you should carry an insurance green card or other valid proof of insurance.
To be valid, other proof of insurance must be a document issued by the vehicle insurance provider which includes the:
- Name of the insurance provider
- Number plate or other identifying particulars of the vehicle
- Period of insurance cover
- Contact your vehicle insurance provider before you travel.
If your vehicle is insured in a country outside the EU, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia or Switzerland, what you’ll need to do will depend on if your country is a member of the green card system. If your country is a member, you will need to carry a green card. If your country is not a member, your vehicle will need UK vehicle insurance.
Using your mobile phone in the UK
How much pay for calls, texts and mobile data in the UK and the EU will depend on your operator. Please check before you travel.