Travel companies are insisting that “everything will remain the same” for British holidaymakers after Brexit.
Warnings issued for travel after Brexit last year included passports needing to be valid for six months after the end of trips and passengers not being allowed to use border queues designated for EU passport holders.
However Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of Travel Trade Organisation ABTA, told the PA news agency that the transition period means there will be no changes when Brexit happens at 11pm on Friday.
He said: “Because the UK is set to have a deal with the EU when it comes to travel, everything will remain the same after January 31 so people can continue to travel as normal.
“Travellers will still be able to use their UK passport at EU gates at border check points for now, at least until the end of December 2020.
“Also, holidaymakers and business travellers won’t need to have six months left on their passports to travel to the EU.
“Passports do however need to be valid for the whole of any trip.”
Travelling after Brexit? Valid passports can still be used, EHIC cards will still be valid and the same gates can be used at border check points.
Holidaymakers unsure how Brexit will affect travel plans can visit ABTA’s website for the latest advice.