Guidance

Passenger travel to the EU by air, rail or sea after Brexit

What you may need to do to travel to or in the EU and EEA after the UK leaves the EU.

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Flying to the EU from the UK

Flights will continue and you should not experience any difference in security screening.

There will be no impact to direct flights to non-EU countries.

Before you leave for the airport, check online for the latest travel information and scheduled services from your airline.

Air passenger rights

Existing passenger rights will continue for air passengers flying from the UK.

For EU registered airlines, EU law will continue to apply for flights to and from the EU.

Assistance, compensation and protection will continue for:

You should take out appropriate travel insurance, check and understand the terms and conditions of their booking.

Private and general aviation

UK issued private pilot licences will remain valid for use on UK registered aircraft including for flights in the EU.

However, if the operator of the aircraft is resident or established in the EU, an EU licence may be required in some member states.

Learn more about Brexit and private pilots.

Travelling by Eurostar to the EU from the UK

Your rights as a rail passenger using either domestic or cross-border rail services will remain unchanged.

Passengers on cross-border rail services will continue to be protected by the EU regulation on rail passengers’ rights, which will be brought into UK law.

Before you leave, check online for the latest travel information and scheduled services for Eurostar.

Travelling by Eurotunnel to the EU from the UK

Your rights as a passenger using Eurotunnel’s cross-border shuttle services will remain unchanged.

Passengers can continue to use Eurotunnel’s existing complaints procedure.

Before you leave, check online for the latest travel information and scheduled services for Eurotunnel.

Travelling by bus or coach to the EU from the UK

Passengers on cross-border bus and coach services will continue to be protected by the EU regulation on bus and coach passengers’ rights, which will be brought into UK law.

Before you leave, check online for the latest travel information and scheduled services for your bus or coach provider.

Travelling by sea to the EU from the UK

Passengers travelling to the EU by sea should not experience any difference to their journey.

Ferry passengers

Passengers on ferry services will continue to be protected by the EU regulation on passengers’ rights, which will be brought into UK law.

Cruising

Passengers who embark on a cruise at a UK port will continue to be protected by the EU regulation on maritime passengers’ rights, which will be brought into UK law.

Before you leave, check online for the latest travel information and scheduled services for your ferry or cruise provider.

Passenger rights

Passenger rights in regards to travelling will remain unchanged.

Learn more about passenger consumer rights when travelling to the EU after Brexit.

Published 20 December 2018