We get asked all the time how Brexit is going to affect our business in Greece. We have not really looked into it much as it seemed to us like Brexit was never going to happen and the information we were finding was not confirmed, confusing or incorrect most of the time. Now with the election all done, it looks like we may finally, after several failed attempts, leave the EU.
So what do we know for summer 2020? Well not much! But what we do know is that you will be able to travel as we have been since we joined the EU. Nothing will change except you may need to make sure you comply to the new rules below:
New rules will apply for travel to Europe if/when the UK leaves the EU without a deal on January 31st 2020
You should have at least 6 months left on an adult or child passport to travel to most countries in Europe (not including Ireland).
If you renewed your current passport before the previous one expired, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the 6 months needed.
The Withdrawal Agreement sets out an implementation period lasting until 31 December 2020. This is a time-limited period before Brexit-related changes take place.
During the implementation period, your rights and those of your family members will not change. The rules on travelling to the EU will remain the same during this period. You can travel to a different country in the EU in the same way as you can now. More information is available on this link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit
So now what? I think book your flights, book your room at Vassaliki and lets spend the summer relaxing naked in Kefalonia and let the government sort the rest out!