Are you planning your 2020 motorhome holiday in Europe? Are you worried what Brexit might mean for your break in your new motorhome? Well worry not because the expert team here at Cara have done the research for you! Here is our guide to a motorhome holiday post Brexit!
Before we start, where are we at with Brexit?
As of 11PM on January 31st, the UK has now left the EU. There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.
The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.
New rules will take effect on 1 January 2021.
So what does this mean for a motorhome holiday this year?
In short, not a great deal. During the transition period you can travel to Europe in the knowledge that British passports will still be valid for your trip. There is also no requirement to have six months remaining on your passport although it does need to be valid for the whole trip.
If you have a pet passport, it will still be valid for travel before the end of December 2020
But what about driving licenses?
To take your motorhome holiday in Europe this year there will be no need for an International Driving Permit. You also won’t need Green Card for your vehicle insurance. All your UK documents remain valid.
And what about health insurance?
European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) will still be valid although with any motorhome holiday it is advisable for additional travel insurance due to the limitations of EHIC. You can read a guide on travel insurance here.
And what about other European motorhome holiday costs?
Well things like mobile phone roaming charges won’t change for your 2020 motorhome holiday. You also won’t have to worry about any new bank charges whilst you’re away.
What About After 2020?
This is the million pound question. Over the next 11 months you can guarantee there will be plenty of debate around just what our relationship with the EU will look like. This BBC article explains it as well as we could hope!
Whatever happens we are sure to have a strong relationship with the EU so your future motorhome holiday on the continent shouldn’t be hurt too much.
Don’t forget if you want to see all our current deals on our 2020 motorhome range you can click here.