British Passport Holders - Passports should have at least 6 months validity remaining on them from the date of travel and be less than 10 years old (except for travel to Ireland). If the traveller renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to the passport’s expiry date: these extra months will not count.
Remember that it can take up to 10 weeks to get a new passport, and it will take longer for postal applications. We advise travellers to check the validity of their passport at the earliest opportunity.
British passport holder will no longer be able to use the EU or EEA passport lanes, therefore longer border control queues at the airport should be expected.
In addition to their passport, travellers may be asked to show:
A return or onward ticket
That they have sufficient money for their stay
We also recommend that all non-British passport holders have a minimum of 6 months left on their passport when re-entering the UK.
Your package includes travel insurance which provides cover for medical expenses.
Any current European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) will continue to be valid for travel in the EU and travellers will only need to apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) when their current EHIC expires. Both cards will offer equivalent protection for emergency and medically necessary healthcare needs when in the EU on a temporary stay. The new GHIC card is free to obtain from the official GHIC website.
Full details of visa and entry requirements for all countries can be found here. We recommend that all visa requirements are completed at least two months prior to departure. N.B. Non-British nationals/non-British passport holders may require visas/transit visas and it is the responsibility of the individual to check all passport and visa requirements with the Embassy of the country (or countries) to or through which they are travelling.
UK citizens do not need a visa for short trips to countries in the EU and to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. You can stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. However, a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) is planned to be launched in 2022, for travel to EU member states. An ETIAS will be valid for 3 years, will cost 7 Euros (free to under 18s) and will need to be applied for before departure (online application). It will become obligatory for all travellers by the end of 2022. Further information about the ETIAS system can be found here
Passport holders from the UK or other eligible countries can travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program by obtaining an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). The help area on the ESTA website provides comprehensive information on the application process
The guarantee of free mobile phone roaming throughout the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway has ended. Check with your phone operator to find out about any roaming charges you may incur whilst away.
Food & drink:
There are now restrictions in place over taking specific food products into European countries. Travellers cannot take meat or milk products (or any products containing them) into the EU.