Post-Brexit Travel To Lanzarote

Posted on 01 April 2019

All of the latest guidelines and information about visiting Lanzarote after Brexit…..

Currently, the UK will remain a member state of the EU until at least April 12th, which means that your travel plans up until this date remain unaffected.

Thereafter the UK Government and ABTA have outlined advice for travellers who would like to visit Lanzarote and the rest of the EU beyond April 12th.

Will Flights Still Operate Normally?

Yes. Regardless of the outcome of Brexit, ABTA has assured all UK citizens that flights will still operate between the UK and Lanzarote, even in the event of a no-deal scenario.

Do I Need A Visa To Visit Lanzarote?

No. Regardless of what happens with Brexit the UK Government advises that you will not need a visa for a short trip/holiday to the EU.

If there is a deal, there will be no changes to how you enter the EU until at least December 31st 2020.  In the event of no-deal, the European Commission proposals envisage no visa requirements for short trips.

You can view further information at the Gov.UK website 

Is My Passport Valid?

Yes.  If you have a minimum of six months left on it at the time of arrival (or up to nine months if you renewed it early) then you can enter and leave the EU.

You can check your passport validity online at the Gov.UK website 

Will My EHIC Card Still Be Valid?

Possibly not.  In the event of a no-deal Brexit EHIC’s registered to UK citizens will no longer be valid for use in the EU.  However, your EHIC would be valid in the event of a transition period.

All holidaymakers are advised to take out travel insurance, regardless of the outcome of Brexit.

Will I Need An International Driving Permit?

Possibly.  After April 12th and In the event of a no-deal scenario holders of UK driving licences will need to obtain an International Driving Permit.  They cost £5.50 and can be obtained from your local Post Office.  You can find your nearest branch by clicking here 

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