Foreign Travel Advice

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Travelling to Europe post-Brexit

New rules will apply for travel to Europe from January 2021. You may need to take extra steps when travelling to a European destination.

Different passport validity rules will apply for British Citizen passport holders when visiting Europe from January 2021. You must check your passport validity online as you may need to renew it earlier than planned. This does not apply to Ireland.

European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) may not be valid from 1 January 2021. Make sure you get travel insurance that covers your needs, particularly if you have a pre-existing medical condition.

For further information on travelling to Europe from January 2021 please visit: