Travelling after Brexit

Rowena replied on 04/02/2019 14:56

Posted on 04/02/2019 14:56

A number of specific questions have been raised about what might happen after 29 March 2019 when the UK leaves the European Union (EU). We've identified some information and advice for people travelling abroad with caravans and motorhomes in the hope that it will help you find out what impact Brexit may have on your holiday plans. You can find this here: Travelling after Brexit

We will also try and keep you updated with relevant information on this discussion and please feel free to share information and advice with each other. We do ask that no conversations about politics develop - as you know this can often get heated! As such any political comments will be removed but we would really appreciate any constructive comments and information shared. 

 

lornalou1 replied on 04/02/2019 15:09

Posted on 04/02/2019 15:09

Rowena, you can't keep us up to date with your esso card fiasco so how can we trust we will be kept informed about this. Sorry for being negative but!!!

Tinwheeler replied on 04/02/2019 15:34

Posted on 04/02/2019 15:34

Thankyou for starting the thread, Rowena. I think we all know that information is thin on the ground at the moment but we can, hopefully, learn from one another.

My immediate interest with regard to EU travel concerns Ireland where we're told both UK and ROI are committed to retaining the Common Travel Area which provides for free movement between UK and ROI. I’m afraid 'committed to' isn’t the same as 'definitely will' so I'm a tad sceptical at the moment.

 

Dorset Diver replied on 04/02/2019 16:23

Posted on 04/02/2019 16:23

Frankly I can't see any benefit is making assumptions, surmising, guessing, postulating, speculating or any other similar activity. The whole situation will remain fluid up to and beyond Brexit day. Either bite the bullet and go whatever happens or if that worries you simply stay in the UK. One way or another we will be travelling abroad later this year.

Tinwheeler replied on 04/02/2019 16:28

Posted on 04/02/2019 16:23 by Dorset Diver

Frankly I can't see any benefit is making assumptions, surmising, guessing, postulating, speculating or any other similar activity. The whole situation will remain fluid up to and beyond Brexit day. Either bite the bullet and go whatever happens or if that worries you simply stay in the UK. One way or another we will be travelling abroad next year.

Posted on 04/02/2019 16:28

I think by next year the questions will have been answered, DD. As for the choices at the moment, the two you’ve stated are pretty obvious.

Dorset Diver replied on 04/02/2019 16:39

Posted on 04/02/2019 16:39

Thanks for the correction, I did of course mean this year. In fact we are over here, there to you, right now. It must be the sun and wine getting to what is left of my brain winklaughing.

Tinwheeler replied on 04/02/2019 16:41

Posted on 04/02/2019 16:39 by Dorset Diver

Thanks for the correction, I did of course mean this year. In fact we are over here, there to you, right now. It must be the sun and wine getting to what is left of my brain winklaughing.

Posted on 04/02/2019 16:41

That explains a lot 🙄

Hedgehurst replied on 04/02/2019 19:14

Posted on 04/02/2019 15:34 by Tinwheeler

Thankyou for starting the thread, Rowena. I think we all know that information is thin on the ground at the moment but we can, hopefully, learn from one another.

My immediate interest with regard to EU travel concerns Ireland where we're told both UK and ROI are committed to retaining the Common Travel Area which provides for free movement between UK and ROI. I’m afraid 'committed to' isn’t the same as 'definitely will' so I'm a tad sceptical at the moment.

 

Posted on 04/02/2019 19:14

Says it well, TW. We've noticed, sadly that the expression, "is committed to", is used widely by Her Maj's Gov't to mean, "that'll keep the punters happy but we're not actually going to do anything about it", if the results of such past commitments are anything to go by.

And I see that the notes Rowena link to are as helpful as they can be, but the really important questions are all answered conditionally, with something like "may happen" or "seems likely" or "have assured us" etc.
In short, nobody actually knows, though an awful lot are shouting loudly to tell us they do.