Changes to Entry Requirements in the event of Brexit
- The European Commission has proposed that British Citizens can continue to visit countries in the Schengen area or elsewhere in the EU for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without the requirement of a visa.
- Previous visits to the Schengen area within the 180 days before your date of travel would count against the 90-day limit - BUT trips to EU countries outside the Schengen area (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, and Romania) would not.
- If you're planning to stay longer than 90 days, or your visit would take you over the 90 days in 180 days limit, you may need to get a visa before you travel. You should check with the relevant Embassy what type of visa (if any) you will need.
- After Brexit, upon arrival in the Schengen area, you may be asked to confirm that you have sufficient funds available for the duration of your stay. Different border control checks will apply (as non-EEA nationals), and you may be asked to show a return or onward ticket. UK nationals would no longer have a right to use the separate lanes provided for EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals.
- Currently, no additional validity is required on your passport. However, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the rules for travel to most countries in Europe will change, and you may be affected if your adult passport was issued over 9 years ago (use this tool to check your passport is still valid for your trip). In the event of a no-deal Brexit, passports should have at least six months' validity remaining on your date of travel. If you renewed your passport early, any extra months added on an adult passport will not count towards the validity requirement, so some passport holders will need to have in excess of six months remaining in order to travel.
For up-to-date Brexit travel advice, please read here.