How will Brexit affect my holiday?

Book with confidence with Hayes & Jarvis

When you book with Hayes & Jarvis, we’ll use our knowledge and expertise to design an unforgettable holiday for you. If you’re wondering how Brexit will affect your 2019 trip, rest assured, your booking will be ABTA and ATOL protected, and therefore you can travel with confidence. Together, we’ll create your perfect personalised holiday.

Although we don’t foresee long haul travel being affected by Brexit, there may be some considerations relating to flights or transits that may apply, should your journey involve indirect travel via Europe. To find out more, take a look at these frequently asked questions for everything you need to know about your holidays after Brexit. Or call one of our Destination Specialists for further helpful advice.

Will my booking still be protected financially?

We are ABTA and ATOL protected. If you book a package holiday with Hayes & Jarvis, you and your family will receive the most comprehensive travel protection possible. This includes the right to a full refund in the unlikely event that your holiday cannot be fulfilled due to Brexit.

Will flights be grounded?

The European Commission has stated that no aircraft will be grounded, even if no deal is reached. ABTA has already announced that those who are unable to travel due to Brexit will be refunded.

Will I still be able to fly?

The European Commission has confirmed that UK airlines will still be able to operate in the event of a no-deal scenario. It would not be in the interest of any EU country or the UK to restrict the choice of destinations that could be served by EU or UK airlines, but in the event that any disruption does occur, you will be fully ABTA and ATOL protected.

Will the price of my confirmed booking change?

No, don't worry. Once you have paid and received confirmation of your booking, the price cannot be altered. This is stipulated in the ABTA and ATOL registered tour operators’ code of conduct.

Will I need a new passport?

Your UK passport will still be valid, but if it’s due to expire soon and you’re travelling to the EU after the 29th March 2019, be sure to check that you have enough time left on your passport to travel.

The UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. For more details on renewing your passport visit www.gov.uk.

We also suggest as, standard practice, you check the entry requirements for the country you’re visiting before you travel.

Will I need a Visa?

The European Commission has confirmed that you won’t need to apply for a visa if you’re travelling to Europe.

How might my insurance be affected by Brexit?

European Health Insurance Card and 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.

ABTA has always advised holidaymakers and business travellers to make sure they have appropriate travel insurance, whether they have an EHIC card or not, as there are limitations to EHIC.

When travelling in the EU and beyond, it is important you take out travel insurance and check that it covers your current circumstances, including any medical conditions. If you have an annual policy, make sure you check the Terms and Conditions and contact your insurance provider if you’re not sure. For further advice on travel insurance visit www.abta.com.

More helpful advice on travel after Brexit

Further advice on Brexit is also available on the ABTA website. Read section: 11. Visa, Health, Passport, Travel Documentation in our Terms and Conditions. For advice on entry requirements for the destination of your choice, visit the Foreign Office website.

Or call one of our Destination Specialists who will provide you with all the helpful advice you need to enjoy an amazing holiday.