Brexit travel advice
Updated on February 15, 2019
Looking to travel post-Brexit? Book with confidence with our Saga Brexit Promise^.
- Book any holiday or cruise departing in 2019 by March 31, 2019 and we guarantee the price you lock into today will be the price you pay when you go on holiday
- Should Brexit affect prices later, they will not be passed on to you
- Your booking is protected by ATOL and ABTA
- Our prices include optional travel insurance as standard
- Plus, all of our tour departures are 100% guaranteed
Rest assured you will not be impacted by Brexit….we guarantee it!
Should I book my holiday before Brexit or wait until after?
Booking with us early guarantees you the best choice of holidays, tours and river cruises and ABTA has said there’s nothing to suggest that you will not be able to continue with your holiday plans after Brexit. Bookings are fully protected by ABTA and ATOL, so when you book with us you can do so with complete confidence.
Will I need a visa to travel to EU countries after Brexit?
Not according to the European Commission. They have proposed that visa-free rules would apply even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, assuming the same is offered to European citizens visiting the UK. If a deal is reached, then the current rules won’t change until the end of the transition period in December 2020.
Will flights still operate?
Even if there is no-deal, the European Commission (details here) has said that UK airlines will still be able to operate flights between the UK and the EU and the UK government (details here) has offered similar assurances for EU airlines.
What if my holiday is cancelled? Will I get my money back?
If you book a package, your holiday will be protected under the Package Travel Regulations, meaning you have a right to a full refund if your holiday can no longer be provided.
Should I check my passport?
Yes. When travelling to the EU after 29 March 2019, the UK government recommends that you have at least six months left on your passport on your date of arrival to an EU country. If you need to renew your passport, full details can be found on the GOV.UK website.
Will my European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) be valid?
In the event of no deal, then UK registered EHICs will not be valid. In the event of a deal, then nothing will change until the end of the transition period. All overseas holidays with Saga include optional travel insurance within the price, which will provide all the cover you need.
Will I still be able to use my mobile phone in the EU?
At present there are no additional charges for using your UK registered mobile phone within the EU.
There is a possibility that charges may apply following a "No Deal" Brexit. Charges may differ depending on your network provider, and we would recommend you speak directly to your provider for the most up to date information.
I am travelling from Dover on Saga Sapphire or Spirit of Discovery
Dover is the gateway to Europe and in the event of a “No Deal” Brexit, it could be affected.
Please do rest assured that we have ongoing dialogue with the Port of Dover and assurance that they are confident the port will remain open to cruise, however, a backup plan is in place.
As a cruise customer there are a number of included travel options available to you and in the event of a change of embarkation or disembarkation plan, we will of course re arrange all travel so that there is no disruption to your cruise with us.
We are regularly monitoring the potential impact on our itineraries, at this stage we do not believe that there will be significant disruption at overseas ports and expect our itineraries to run without issue.