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Holidays to the EU after Brexit 

Changes and for advice for travellers 

As of January 1st 2021, the UK has left the European Union. This means there are some small changes which will be different when travelling to the EU. You can find all the details on these changes and how to prepare below. 


Is my passport still valid?

You can still travel freely to the EU as long as you passport has been issued within the last 10 years and has at least 6 months validity from the date of travel. 

Do I need a visa?

No, you don’t need a visa for a short holiday within the EU. You can stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

Will I need travel insurance?

We always advise our customers to take out adequate travel insurance which includes winter sports coverage.

Will my European health insurance Card (EHIC) still be valid?

European Health Insurance cards, that are not expired, are still valid within the EU. However, we strongly advise you to take out travel insurance with sufficient healthcare cover. 

Can I still drive in Europe?

It is still possible to drive in Europe however you need to make sure you obtain and carry a Green Card for your UK car insurance to be valid in the EU. These cards can be obtained from your current car insurer. You may also need to display a GB Sticker if your number plate does not include GB identifier on its own or with the Union flag. More details can be found here

Do I still have free mobile roaming?

After 1st January the guarantee of free mobile phone roaming throughout the EU is no longer applicable for UK residents. We advise you to check with your phone operator to find out about any roaming charges you might incur from 1 January 2021.

Will Brexit affect my Sunweb holiday?

No. You can still book your holiday with complete confidence knowing you totally financially protected. 


For more information please see the UK government website here.

We also encourage you to take a look at the most up to date information on the ABTA website which can be found here. 


You can be sure that your booking is safe & secure 

ABTA number: Y3497