NEW INFORMATION FOR BRITISH NATIONALS TRAVELLING TO EU FROM JANUARY 1, 2021
In this video we will be talking about Launch of New Information Campaign for British Nationals Travelling to EU from 1 January, 2021
The UK’s government has introduced a new campaign to advise British Nationals who desire to travel to the EU countries, after the Brexit transition period terminates, on December 31, about the latest possible changes in the rules and regulations.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) states that the new campaign is generated to assist the UK citizens organise for the latest modifications that they will be facing beginning from 2021 when entering the European Union.
The campaign also includes updates about passport validity, journeying with pets and travel insurance.
Wendy Morton, the UK Minister for the European Neighbourhood stated, “The campaign initiation will assist British nationals organise for travel to Europe by bringing together all the knowledge they need to know in one place so they can schedule in advance and get on with their journey”.
Presently, Nationals who have British passports are allowed to travel within the EU Member States up till the day that their passport expires. On the other hand, from 1 January 2020 , they will be required to have a minimum of six months left on their passport; it requires to be less than ten years old.
Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of The Travel Association, formerly known as the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) mentioned that “Europe is home to the most popular destinations for British tourists. Numerous individuals will be making proposals for travelling to Europe in the year 2021. Therefore, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and its members are eager to work with the UK government to make British Travellers conscious of any modifications that will affect their travel arrangements”.
Recently, the United Kingdom Home Office retold British passport holders who have pets that will need to get notified about new travel rules and regulations, that will come into effect, from 1 January, 2021.
United Kingdom Home Office announced that, pet passports will not be legal when the transition period in the United Kingdom terminates; as a result pet owners will be obligated to contact their vets, four-month prior to travel.
Affected by latest modifications in the rules that are about to become applicable on 1 January 2020, are also homeowners in EU nations who have not attained EU residency in spite of the possibility to do so until 31 December 2020.
Statistics reveal that while the number of British passport holders who travel to Spain every year is about 17 million on average, the number of those travellers who own a home somewhere in Spain is between 800,000 and 1 million. Property holder in Spain, among others, will be allowed to stay in Spain for a briefer period than before, which is only 90 days per every 180 days.
A study revealed in August 2020, that the number of British citizens going to the European Union Member States shows the greatest in the past decade. The analysis was led by Daniel Tetlow, Oxford in Berlin and Daniel Auer, research fellow at the WZB’s unit Migration, Integration, Transnationalization.