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Updated on 31st December 2018

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.