If you are looking to book your summer holiday, and still want to visit Europe, you’re in luck. Comparison website, Travel Supermarket has compared one million package holidays for this summer with last summer and has found a significant difference in the price.
Holidays to some Spanish resorts came out at around 40% less than last year and lower prices were also found for resorts in Greece and Italy.
The UK is set to leave the European Union on Friday 12th April 2019, unless Theresa May’s request for an extension to Article 50 is accepted. The Prime Minister is currently liaising with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after her Brexit deal was rejected three times. If the extension is not agreed on Wednesday the UK will be leaving the EU without a deal.
If you are looking to travel to Europe after Brexit it is essential you read our latest Brexit travel advice. The fate of the EHIC is the main concern for holidaymakers, and it is not yet known if this will continue to operate or whether it’s power will cease post-Brexit. As a result, holidaymakers are being encouraged to ensure they are buying a suitable travel insurance for their needs, particularly if they have existing medical conditions.
Passport validity is another concern for holidaymakers; however, the government has released a passport checker. It is highly recommended that you check your travel documents before going away. If you are refused entry, due to incorrect travel documents (incl. passports and visas), at the airport you’re travel insurance will not cover the cost of the holiday you are unable to go on, or your additional transport home.
At this moment in time, it is worth keeping an eye on the exchange rate. The pound is continuing to rise and plummet amid Brexit uncertainty and if you are looking to travel to Europe this summer, the waiting game may pay off for you.
As long as you are prepared and have made the necessary changes, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy a holiday in Europe post-Brexit.