Brexit extension provides certainty about travel arrangements for summer 2019


The Government has confirmed today (11th April 2019) that the deadline for when Britain will leave the UK has been extended to 31st October 2019. This means travel to Europe this summer is as normal and you can take your family to European countries without any changes or uncertainty. 

Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA – The Travel Association said:

“The Brexit extension provides certainty for people’s travel plans going into the Summer, meaning they can continue to book and travel without the uncertainties that come with a no-deal Brexit. 

“While many people have already made their holiday plans for this Summer, booking early to get the holiday of their choice, others have been waiting to see what happens with Brexit. Today’s announcement should give people total confidence to book their holidays and travel arrangements. 

“Easter is traditionally a popular time to book a Summer holiday. The return to popularity of Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt, not to mention the rise of Bulgaria, is making prices really competitive, including in popular destinations throughout the Western Mediterranean.” 
ABTA has updated its Brexit advice page – - confirming that current arrangements, such as the European Health Insurance Card and pet passports, will remain in place during the extension. 

Read ABTA's latest European Travel advice.