Travelling to Europe in 2021? Now's the time to prepare!
A new survey from <strong>Discover Ferries</strong> has revealed an alarming lack of preparedness among British travellers when it comes to the impact Brexit will have on their travels following the 31 December 2020 withdrawal date.
While a fifth of British travellers plan to escape to Europe in 2021 thanks to positivity surrounding news of vaccines and shorter quarantine times, as many as 94% of people surveyed were unaware of what will be required when travelling to Europe from next year. The significant changes that travellers need to consider include:
- you will need at least six months validity on your passport when travelling to the EU (excluding Republic of Ireland)
- if taking your pet, you'll need to visit the vet four months prior to the date of travel
- if taking your car, you may need an International Driving Permit (IDP) and most likely a Green Card from your insurer to drive in the EU (including Republic of Ireland)
There's also some misinformation doing the rounds with 43% of respondents believing they need their passport to travel to the Republic of Ireland and more than a quarter of people thinking that they will need a visa to go to Europe which, in most cases, will not be necessary as entry for fewer than 90 days will be visa-free.
All data provided by Discover Ferries.
Posted on Wednesday 25 November 2020
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