If you’re planning to spend your holidays in Spain or doing a Spanish course with us, we’re sure you’re thinking how Brexit (with deal or no-deal) can affect your trip… We hope this will answer some of your questions! If you think we can help, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Q- Will my flight be affected?
A- UK-EU flights will operate – the European Commission has confirmed UK airlines can fly to the EU. A cap on the number of flights based on 2018 levels is being contested.
Q- Will my ferry service be affected?
A- Ferry services and cruises from the UK will sail – shipping rules are mostly international.
Q- Will I need a visa to enter Spain?
A- UK passport-holders won’t need visas for the EU – an electronic visa-waiver scheme for the Schengen area is due in 2021 but would happen anyway and is nothing to do with Brexit.
Q- Do I need to do anything about my passport?
A- Check it’s validity date. Passports must be valid for six months from arrival date. Please check this useful link.
Q- Will I need to take a travel insurance?
A- The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will NOT be valid in the event of no deal, so we recommend you acquire comprehensive travel insurance before your travel.
Q- Will I be able to drive in Spain?
A- UK drivers in the EU will need an International Driving Permit – this is available from the Post Office for £5.50.
Q- Will I still be able to travel with my dog to do my Spanish course?
A- Pets will still be able to travel, but you should consult a vet in advance about what documents and health checks you’ll need to enter (and exit) the country. We work with a local clinic, so don’t hesitate to ask us if you have any questions about the requirements to travel back with your dog.
Based on an article produced by Responsible Travel, one of our partner agencies.
Updated as of 18/02/2019
See updated advice here (as of 29/10/2019).