Our Brexit Promise
Our Brexit Promise – Your Tour is in Safe Hands
Updated 12th November 2019 – The EU has granted a Brexit extension until the 31st January 2020. As before, this means that all existing travel arrangements until this date will apply as the UK is still a member of the EU.
For travel after 31st January 2020, if a deal is agreed before this date, the UK will enter a transitional period whereby all travel will remain the same during this time and you can continue to travel as you do now.
In the event of a no-deal, the UK Government and European Commission have reassured UK holidaymakers that they will still be able to travel as there is contingency legislation in place or the travel services are covered by international law. However, there may be some changes/ actions to take in advance of your trip.
Updated 10th September 2019 - We are still waiting for confirmation of a deal or no-deal exit, however the European Commission has stated that travel is expected to operate as usual and should be unaffected in either outcome. As we are fully bonded with ABTA, in the unlikely scenario that your holiday is affected, you are entitled to a full refund – your money is always safe.
If you are holidaying before the 31st October 2019, all travel arrangements still apply as we are still a member of the EU.
If we leave the EU with a deal on the 31st October 2019, there will be transitional period where everything will remain the same until December 2020.
If we leave without a deal, we could see some changes and there may be some actions to take in advance of your holiday, however we will keep you informed on this as we find out more information.
Updated 15th April 2019 – The Brexit extension to the 31st October 2019 has provided absolute certainty that all travel arrangements will remain as they are today until this date, at the very least. Until there is confirmation of a deal, or a no deal exit, please follow the existing advice on this page.
Updated 4th April 2019 – The European Union has confirmed that, even in the event of a no deal exit, UK citizens will not need a visa to travel within the EU for short stays under 90 days in a 180 day period.
Updated: 29th March 2019 – Despite the ongoing situation regarding Brexit and the United Kingdom’s relationship with the European Union, we want to reassure you that, regardless of the outcome, your holiday is completely safe when booking with Leger.
As the discussion surrounding the UK’s relationship with the European Union continues, it’s understandable that you may have questions when it comes to booking your next holiday, especially to Europe. That’s why we’d like to take this opportunity to reassure you that, when you book your holiday with Leger, you are completely protected, whatever the outcome.
With an air of uncertainty surrounding the UK’s relationship with the European Union, and what might happen after the 29th March, it’s understandable that you may have questions when it comes to booking your next holiday, especially to Europe. That’s why we’d like to take this opportunity to reassure you that, when you book your holiday with Leger, you are completely protected, whatever the outcome.
Money Back Guarantee
All of our holidays are fully-bonded by ABTA, so you can rest assured that in the unlikely event that travel to and from the European Union is disrupted and we are unable to operate your holiday, you will be entitled to a FULL refund.
What happens if I book a holiday before Brexit?
As it currently stands, the UK will remain a part of the EU until at least the 31st January 2020. Whilst there is still no confirmation of a deal, UK Citizens can be assured that flights will operate as normal throughout the EU, even in the event of a no deal scenario. In the event that a deal is agreed, the UK will enter a transition period meaning everything will stay the same until the end of December 2020. In the case of a no deal, the UK is intending to re-join the Interbus Agreement therefore coach travel should not be affected, and both the European Commision and British government have offered reassurance that air travel will operate as usual. As per existing advice, appropriate travel insurance will protect you in the event of illness or accident, however, it is recommended that you ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your planned date of arrival in the EU.
Brexit Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that Brexit is a complicated issue, and you may have questions regarding travel to Europe, so we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions with useful information regarding your holiday plans.
It is actually a great time to book your holiday to Europe. With plenty of availability and low deposit offers available from just £50pp, you really can secure a great deal by booking now.
The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) have advised that, while there may be some changes post-Brexit, there is no reason to be concerned when booking a holiday to Europe. And you can rest assured that, as a member of ABTA, your holiday is completely protected when booking with Leger Holidays.
In any event, the UK will enter a transition period in which everything will stay the same until the end of 2020.
You shouldn’t need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit until December 2020.
The European Commission announced from 2021, UK citizens will need to pay a fee (of around 7 Euros) for this visa exemption. This is part of a new electronic travel authorisation system applying to all third-country visitors to the EU, similar to the US ESTA regime.
It is important to check the date that your passport expires. When travelling to the EU after the 29th March 2019, the UK Government recommends that you have 6 months left on your passport on the date you arrive in the EU.
You can use the Government’s website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules. https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport
The European Health Insurance Card allows any EU citizen to access state medical care when travelling in another EU country. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, these cards will no longer be valid.