Rumours of travel to Europe difficulties relating to Brexit are rife,
here are FAQs and facts:

IS IT WISE TO BOOK MY HOLIDAY BEFORE BREXIT – 29 MARCH 2019?

When you book with GN Holidays & Voyages you are buying a ‘package’ in accordance with the rules of the Package Travel Directive and ABTA’s code of conduct, which means every aspect/part of your holiday is our responsibility and we have the following assurances and advice when you book today. .

YOUR MONEY IS SAFE: In the unlikely event your holiday cannot go ahead due to Brexit related disruptions you will receive a full refund of all monies paid to us – this is our absolute responsibility as an ABTA and ATOL Bonded tour operator.

NO SURCHARGES: We will not impose surcharges based on our costs increasing due to fuel price or exchange rate variations.

EXCHANGE RATE VARIATIONS: Many of our European holidays include meals, drinks and excursions, so your Euro needs may be minimal.

UK TO EU TRAINS WILL OPERATE: It is expected that trains from the UK to the EU will continue to operate.

FLIGHTS WILL OPERATE: The European Commission has said that even in a no-deal scenario, flights will still operate between the UK and EU.

VISA NOT NEEDED: You shouldn’t need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit. The European Commission proposed in November 2018 that, even in a no-deal scenario, UK travellers can still visit the EU without a visa, providing the same is offered to European citizens visiting the UK. The European Commission has said that from 2021, UK citizens will need to pay a fee (of around 7 Euros) for this visa exemption.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS: When travelling to the EU after 29 March 2019, the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival in an EU country. For detailed information see  https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew

EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD & TRAVEL INSURANCE: The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows any EU citizen to access state medical care when they are travelling in another EU country. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK registered EHICs will no longer be valid. However, you must have travel insurance to travel abroad with GN Holidays (an existing condition of booking with us) so you should already be covered for medical care – please check the terms of your policy.

For further information please visit www.abta.com/Brexit

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WAIT UNTIL AFTER MARCH 29TH TO BOOK?

Taking into account all the above information, there’s no benefit in waiting to book, but by booking now you guarantee the best choice and price as in our opinion a post-Brexit booking surge is likely.