Travel advice: Travel before and after 31 January 2020
If the UK exits the European Union without a deal, there is potential for travel disruption, additional costs and delays due to changes in regulations and border controls. This may impact entry and exit to and from EU member states and the UK, mobile roaming charges, driving licence restrictions, car rental arrangements and travel insurance.
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, it is impossible to know whether any travel disruption will occur, and if so how long it might last. Given the present uncertainty, we advise that you consider any travel plans carefully.
If you already have travel planned over this period, you don’t need to cancel it, but you should be prepared to adjust your plans. If you are a member of staff, a postgraduate researcher or a student and you plan to travel, we advise you to let your school or faculty know.
If you choose to book travel in this period, you should ensure you understand the associated cost of cancellation before booking. In addition to potential travel disruptions, a no-deal Brexit could have an impact on travel insurance.
Please keep checking the travel advice issued by the FCO at the point of booking international travel and immediately before travelling.
Anyone travelling to an EU member state should check their passport against country requirements on the gov.uk website – most countries require at least six months to remain before the expiry date. British passport holders will have to join the queue for third-country nationals. If you hold an EU passport or ID card as well as a British passport, you will be able to exit the UK on the British passport but enter Europe on the EU document.
Information on travel and the EU Settlement Scheme for EU students
If you are an EU national travelling back into the UK to continue your studies after the UK leaves the EU and you have not been granted EU settlement, it is advisable to carry a student status letter from your Faculty or School office as evidence that you were residing in the UK before the UK left the EU.
EU citizens and their rights in a no deal scenario
Here is a policy document from the UK Government on EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU: Advice on Citizens Rights in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit from the UK Government