MILLIONS of Brits could also be banned from European holidays from January 1 below Covid guidelines after Britain leaves the EU.
Pandemic security rules permitting free journey inside the European Union will cease making use of to Britain in the beginning of 2021.
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Tens of millions of Brits could possibly be banned from travelling to the EU below post-Brexit Covid guidelinesCredit score: EPA
Below EU pandemic guidelines, non-essential journey is just allowed from non-EU nations with low an infection chargesCredit score: AFP or licensors
The UK’s Brexit transition period with the EU ends on December 31.
The EU is just permitting important journey from non-EU nations with low an infection charges in the course of the pandemic.
However solely travellers from eight of those nations are at present allowed into the EU, The Monetary Occasions studies.
EU officers advised the FT say there are not any plans so as to add the UK to this checklist of secure nations.
It has sparked fears pandemic-weary holidaymakers from the UK could have hopes of a continental getaway dashed from subsequent month.
Australia, New Zealand and Singapore are among the many nations on the EU’s secure checklist.
Solely 12 EU nations permit travellers from all eight nations on the bloc’s secure checklist.
Norway, which isn’t an EU member, has already stated it can block Brits from coming into from January 1.
It has sparked fears of journey chaos for thousands and thousands of Brits hoping to journey to the continent in 2021.
In the meantime, passengers could possibly be barred from coming into EU nations from January 1 except they renew their passports.
Vacationers heading to Europe will want at the very least six months remaining on their journey paperwork below guidelines set to be launched on the finish of the Brexit transition interval.
Brits have beforehand been in a position to journey freely within the EU and the Schengen space with a sound passport, no matter how shut it’s to its expiry date.
The change in rules is expected to trigger a last-minute dash to resume passport purposes forward of the looming deadline.
It prices £75.50 to resume a passport on-line and £85 should you fill out a paper type.
Some travellers making use of on-line have been advised they face a two-month wait to see their passports renewed – placing New 12 months journeys in jeopardy.
Tens of millions of Brits could possibly be barred from coming into EU nations from January 1 except they renew their passports (inventory)Credit score: Solarpix