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How will Brexit affect my holiday?

With more than 40 years’ Australasia travel experience, we pride ourselves on our expertise concerning international travel. To ensure that you make the most of your trip Down Under, we’ve pulled together everything you need to know about Austravel holidays after Brexit.

Rest assured, when you book a package holiday with Austravel, your booking will be ABTA and ATOL protected, safe and therefore you should look forward to your exciting trip.

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. 

Will my booking still be protected financially?

We are ABTA and ATOL protected. If you book a package holiday with Austravel, 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?

Should you be travelling to Europe before embarking on a long haul trip, 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. Full details on renewing your passport can be found here.

We also suggest as, standard practise, you check the entry requirements for the country you’re travelling to before you travel.

How might my insurance be affected by Brexit?

ABTA has always advised holidaymakers and business travellers to make sure they have appropriate travel insurance.

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. Further advice on travel insurance can be found here.

More helpful advice for travel after Brexit

For further advice on Brexit please visit the ABTA website hereFor advice on entry requirements for the destination of your choice, visit the Foreign Office website here:

Or call one of our Travel Designers who will provide you with all the helpful advice you need to enjoy your amazing holiday.

 

 

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