Last updated: 27 January 2021, 12:40
We understand that Brexit may be in the back of your mind when it comes to going abroad now the transition period for leaving the European Union has ended. That’s why we’ve put together some handy info and guidance on everything we know so far.
Please remember this information can change and is correct at the time of publish. It’s best you keep checking the government website for the latest information.
For all trips to the European Union, Switzerland and Iceland from 1 January 2021, there are three key things you need to do before you take off:
Your passport needs to have at least six months left on it and be less than ten years old. Check if yours is valid here.
Your EHIC will still be valid until it expires if you’re travelling to an EU country from 1 January 2021, but we recommend you have comprehensive travel insurance which includes cover for any pre-existing conditions. If you apply for an EHIC now, you'll get a GHIC, a new UK equivalent, instead. Find out more here.
If you’re hiring a car, you may need an International Driving Permit if you have a paper licence or one that was issued in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man. Find out more here.
For more information on Brexit, please visit gov.uk/visit-europe-brexit