Potential Effects of BREXIT on UK Travel and EU Immigration! Could This Mark the end of Cheap Air Travel?
First Published in 2018, this post is getting its final update. An update on the effect of Brexit on UK Travel and EU Immigration. Scroll to the bottom on Heading clearly marked “UPDATE on Effect…” Especially poignant for immigrants and those with family in the UK who are EU immigrants! We will keep you posted and updated as promised!
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UK Travel & Brexit…it’s got to be considered. So let’s come right out and ask you?
What do you reckon could be the effects of Brexit on UK Travel, Europe and the rest of the world?
See we have no precedent to base our thoughts and findings on other than conjecture and guess work…But hey the Pro Brexits run a less than brilliant campaign on just that and won! So we @pkjulesworld wonder what this could lead to!
Will the EU countries now impose Visa fees on UK Passport holders? What if I live in Gibraltar and work in Spain or vice versa? What happens to the millions of Europeans working freely in UK without work permits or Visas? And what about UK nationals in Europe?
Okay you may be wondering EU Brexit, what the heck? You can learn more about the European Union on good ole Wiki and Brexit simply means “Britain Exit European Union!” And on Thursday 23.06.2016 Britain Decided by a Ballot to leave its 43-year-old Economic and Free Travel marriage with Europe.
We don’t usually focus on such touchy subjects, we prefer to inspire, entertain and maybe educate you every so often…yet what happened on Thursday 23rd June 2016 in UK could be of seismic effect on British Travel!What will be the consequences of Brexit on UK & Europe Travel?
To be honest all we have got thus far on any inquiry based on the question “what will be the consequences of Brexit on …?” Have of necessity been answered by; “we don’t know.”
Thing is the Brexit politicians gave people the impression they had it figured out. Clearly, they did not imagine the paperwork, the red tape, the amount of Legalese tied to UK & European Laws Rules & Regulations that now have to be undone, negotiated, started from scratch. The sheer cost of this will be felt for generations to come and hasn’t been shared with the taxpayer…So what does Brexit mean for the Brit & European traveller?
Well while we don’t know, we can definitely make a reasonably educated guess.
To be honest we believe that short term – very little will change. You still have to mow your garden, take out your trash, walk ya dog and book your own flights. No lil Aliens have flown in to do that. Longer-term, well that depends on the withdrawal negotiations & treaty which the rest of the EU will offer UK!
“Disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are our own, they have no political or social leanings whatsoever and aren’t meant to be used as Fact!
First I suggest anyone who wants to travel to Europe Pack your passport and go enjoy Europe in the next 2 years, before the switch is flicked i.e. the Lisbon Treaty article 50!
So having chewed upon this particular bone over the weekend and listening to all kinds of expert and otherwise opinions, here is @Pkjulesworld views to the question.
Let’s look at possible short term and long term outcomes of a Brexit vote to UK and Europe travel. Focus is on leisure and business travel! These are closely linked to residency & citizenship too, but that’s for another day maybe!
Short Term Effects of Brexit to UK Travel:
First and foremost, the travel industry will continue to grow, irrespective of the post Brexit drop on the Pound Sterling. Travel and Immigration to & from the UK will continue regardless of what has happened. The referendum ballot result may mean an end to Visa-free travel between UK and EU states. This remains to be seen.
Definitely, workers will have to think about Work Permits. But these aren’t immediate concerns! Yet be prepared to face these gremlins now.
Your EU branded passport will definitely be changing back to a British one! Arrrg we just renewed ours lol!
This ballot has not determined how many immigrants are allowed into the UK, where they come from, and what criteria will be used. The journey has just started really!
Flights are still taking off for Europe, your cruise still sets sail and so will the ferry! #travelnews
Let’s be realistic, right now, nothing much changes: Holidaymakers should not panic. Flights are still taking off for Europe, your cruise still sets sail and so will the ferry! On the face of it, you won’t see a big change in the short term…things will tick along as before!
By the way, did you see the @Ryanair Twitter gaff, Wow £9.99 flights to celebrate Remain in EU…Clever Marketing or gaff?
Ryanair spokesperson had this to say:
It’s a good job we’re better at running an airline than political campaigns.
Britons are booking our £9.99 seats in record numbers in what will be the last big seat sale of its kind, as they look to flee a country which will be run by Boris, Gove and Farage.” Mirror News.
Their Follow up Advert was funny and clever too!
Effects of Brexit on UK Travel and Life!
The success of the “Leave Vote” has caused division, raised the ugly head of racism, bigotry and stirred discord among communities, neighbours, workmates and even families. They played on people’s immigration fears and deep ingrained racist tendencies.
The work is in putting it all behind us now and work together to rebuild the torn UK so we can travel freely and continue to enjoy benefits as global citizens.
“Change is normal, let’s work with what we got…and play the hand we’ve been served!
So you got our views and thoughts on the possible effects of Brexit on UK Travel and immigration. Of course, we are facing uncharted territory at the moment. Yet the UK will survive. More people may choose to stay home and so Britain may see a rise in Hotel bookings.
As a UK traveller continue to Build Bridges #UKBrexiteffects Click To Tweet
Remember you as a Brit Traveller still have a lot of clout. Most EU countries that depend on tourism need your Pound Sterling! We are big holiday spenders so travel and hospitality companies will work hard to keep our custom! As a UK traveller continue to Build Bridges, As I stated on Facebook;
“The youth, millennials & boomers: Travel, embrace Europe, Study and work abroad, Love abroad, Show how great Britons are. Its time to Step up and Show that Britain is still Great…! The old and insular have let you down. #KeeptheUnionJack I always say #YourPowerEchoes”
UPDATE ON EFFECT OF BREXIT ON UK TRAVEL – EUROPEAN IMMIGRATION
We promised to keep you updated on matters that could affect your Europe, UK Travel and Immigration following the #Brexit Vote on 23rd June 2016. So here goes…
- There are no immediate changes to the UK employment and immigration laws as a result …for now!
- The legal process for Leaving the EU will only begin when the UK notifies the European Union of its intention to withdraw under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. We have up to 2 years from that notification to agree terms. (Can be longer if terms are agreed!)
- All European Economic Area and Swiss nationals will continue to have the same rights to Live, Travel and work in the UK and Europe for the immediate future.
- If you are an EU National based in the UK, you may wish to apply to the Home Office for a document certifying permanent residence to prove your right to live in the UK permanently. If you have been living in the UK for five years or more. Your family members may also be eligible to make such an application. More information can be found on the This Government website.
From 1 January, the guarantee of free mobile phone roaming throughout the EU, including Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway ended. Travellers are advised to check with their phone operator regarding roaming charges.
Some mobile operators – O2, EE, and Vodafone say they have no current plans to change their mobile roaming policies 2021.
So BREXIT Happened 1st January 2021 and Below is the Immigration Update
The UK’s new points-based immigration system will come into force for immigrants.
And now, EU nationals will be treated the same way as non-EU citizens. They will now have to apply for visas to live, work or study in the UK. But, Irish citizens will continue to enter and live in the UK as before Brexit.
EU citizens will not require a visa to enter the UK when visiting the UK for up to six months.
Those EU nationals already living in the UK, as well as those from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, have to apply to continue living in the UK after 1st January 2021 under the settled status scheme.
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IF YOU WISH TO COME TO UK TO STAY:
So now that the hoohah about Brexit is a little down and the pound is as strong as ever, I can’t help but update this post.
This is especially for those who would love not just to travel to UK, but to migrate for maybe work! I share some tips on what you can do and I am sure if you are a frequent UK traveller you will love this post!
Like all Important Things, Have a Plan
If you don’t know where you are going how can you get there? So Very important: Know what you want from your trip or stay in UK and Make a PLAN! This may include the documentation you will need, Visas and the type of Jobs you want to do and their availability as well as skills you will need to access them!
FOCUS and RESEARCH are key here!
Have a Budget?
Until you bag that job or unless you have a rich sponsor, you will need to have some money with you or access to credit. So, what is that minimum amount you can live on for at least 3 months? Make sure you have or can access it!
If you did your RESEARCH as advised above, you will have a job offer on the table, and hopefully somewhere to stay for free and live like a local, to start with. So, you won’t need much.
Otherwise, your minimum budget must be able to cover your meals, accommodation, and transport for 1-3 months. Meaning that to be on the safe side, you may need anything from £1500 – £3000 GBP.
This figure will vary, depending on your choice of city or destination within UK. London being the most expensive as a melting point. Of course, you must plan a London experience.
If you did not plan your accommodation, then you will need to get up and close with some online property search resources like:
Meaning you will need to have some room or rental cash with you PLUS expenses like, Utilities – (water, electricity, gas), council tax. Not forgetting your TV Licence!
Learn More About the Effects of Brexit on your life here.
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76 thoughts on “Potential Effects of BREXIT on UK Travel. Rise or Fall out?”
Very good insights! It seems complicated but this helps.
Really? Well we had hoped to demystify it all Wrae lol!
We would love to travel to the UK and Europe. Brexit is a concern. Thank you for enlightening info.
Brexit should not stop you from traveling Linda, after all it is some time away! 🙂
I’m an American who is interested in seeing how to travel from London. Can I still get on the EuroStar train without any additional paperwork?
Until Brexit fully happens UK is still part of the EU so whatever you need for EU travel still applies Carla!
Thanks for sharing this with us! I guess all we can do is wait and see!
I believe so Melissa and Patience is a virtue. As long as the pound keeps rising and we have trade agreements with our friends, we are good with Brexit i guess!:)
I think it’s better to wait and see the effects as officially we have not left yet and once article 50 is triggered we have upto 2 years potentially to negotiate a good deal
We are all optimistic for sure, and things are looking up now that we have Teresa May as the New Prime Minister soonest!
everything is working out for the better. It is well! 🙂
I know very little when it comes to this but I am very thanks for sharing the effects of Brexit on UK travel – this shed some light and will definitely pass it along to friends too. Doesn’t hurt to know more.
You are most welcome, glad to have shared too, it indeed doesnt hurt to know more about this Brexit or other stuff. It truly is unfolding in wierd ways!
Brexit is what it is, Things are looking up with Teresa May now set to become the next UK Prime Minister. Viva la Ladies 🙂
What an upheaval, I guess it is as you say, wait and see and in the meantime carry on, life goes on and everyone adjusts and makes the most of what they have.
I know Kathleen, and the silly “Little boys” who started it all are now busy doing other stuff, after they lied to the British with no shame whatsoever, for their own personal agendas! :/
I haven’t read much about Brexit but now that I have started, I’m gonna look more into it.
Hi peachy, there isnt much more to look into other than all the people who started this whole saga, have resigned:
They have left UK wondering what is going on? And others who didnt really want BREXIT to carry the can! It doesn’t make sense why they put UK through a referendum, peddeled a load of lies and raise the ugly face of racism, bigotry and all that comes with it!
Timely post. I’ll be traveling to Europe soon. Thank you for posting.
Are you planning on UK Travel? To be honest USA travellers shouldn’t be affected much unless you wish t come to UK in which case you will pay less now to get your Pound…Its stabilized a bit at $1.3 to £1 🙂 Enjoy Europe! You might also liek to check out what benefits you are sure to get as a travel club member!
I don’t know much about this at all thank you for sharing with us and hoping this works out !!~ I’ll have to look more into this Brexit. Lots of value lots to learn !!~
We sure simply need your prayers. Not much anyone who isnt in the UK/EURO Power setup can do!
Thanks for dropping by!
We were travelling in Europe way back before we entered the EU – many people here in the UK would like to be a part of a GLOBAL trading, travelling and migration network rather than be restricted by EU membership which places serious restraints on more Global activities with countries outside the EU. The world is bigger than just Europe. Far from being racist, as many Brexit voters have been labelled, many simply want to embrace the entire world and what it has to offer rather than just Europe. How easy is it to get into the US to live? When I emigrated to Canada back in the 70s, I had to jump through many hoops and the US was the same. I assume it still is?
Thanks for your insights. We know that many Brexit voters were mislead, and We also know many are also bigoted racists its just what it is! We gotta call the elephant out of the room! The latter didnt need the vote, they just dont like anyone who isnt English in England period! BUt we rather focus on what can be done and how we can become Brexit Fall out proof. Because with any change come winners and losers! We are firmly setting out sights in winning in our Personal Economy!
I was just wondering about this topic as I recently booked a vacation from US to Ireland. I think I will be ahead of any potential problems.
We suggest you buy lots of you travel cash now, while the pound is still low. But if you are heading to Dublin, you need Euros as they are in hen EU 🙂 Enjoy your vacation hun!
You are certainly correct. Time will reveal the effects of Brexit on UK travel.
Thank you Leigh Anne. Glad you dropped by 🙂
I was not even aware that all of this was going on, but I will now be paying attention to how it all plays out.
Glad to have brought it to your attention. Hoping for the best always! 🙂
Thanks for sharing! I really never considered all the effects it could have on travel for the people living in the EU. Not mention the people that live in England who are from countries in the EU. All sounds pretty messy to me:(
Indeed Andrea, We all await, and we are always happy to share our considered thoughts!
Obviously there are good an not so good that will come out of this but my philosophy is that things will work out in the end – even for travellers. Time will tell. Thanks for your thoughts Julie.
We say amen to that Claudette and glad you dropped in! 🙂
In my opinion I don’t really think it will affect the industry at all with this change. I do however think it will just be a little irritant to the travelers. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the information.
Brexit Wrote off 2 Trillion Dollars off the stock market…It of course is affecting a few things world wide let alone UK travel. But indeed yes we wait and see! Thanks for your time hun!
Thanks Julie for sharing this useful information
Pleasure Yemisi thanks fro dropping in! 🙂
Very interesting. I haven’t read much about this until now. I’ll have to look more into this Brexit. thanks Julie
There isnt much to read about apart from whats reported on the news and we both know that’s never even half the story, let alone truth!
Thanks for your time bro!
The term “brexit” is in trend these days, and I personally think that there are no real benefits of British Exit. May be I need to research and read more about it to get the positive sides.
You are so on point. We are yet to see the benefits.So we are starting to Dream of what we want Britain Exit to be like for us tomorrow so that ten good can manifest faster!
It’s so early to see what will happen. I know when I was in Europe a few years ago, EU residents didn’t need a passport to travel in the EU. I hope this doesn’t effect things too much.
Indeed Sandy we didnt, Now we wait and see. We hold EU passports so we are wondering what next!
Sadly, I’ve been living in a cave when it comes to news about politics in Europe so even though I know Brexit being mentioned here and there, I feel that I’ve yet to grasp what everyone’s all talking about. What’s important is that I hope the people who feel that they’re the ones in the right must consider if the risks are worth it.
Thanks for your time. To be honest we had taken it a as bit of a joke in the beginning like The Trump campaign was considered at the start!
Then we woke up to the reality…nightmare or new beginnings, we like to think the later!
I didn’t even know about any of this at all. Thanks for sharing all of this with us. It’s interesting to read about it.
Glad to share and help you understand a little bit more. 🙂
More than the travel issues, I’m actually worried for my Mum, Aunt, and cousins who are all naturalized Brits. I’ve heard some pretty disturbing news about racism and such, and I am appalled at how mean some people can be.
we are naturalized Brits too and we are praying all goes well too. This topic is very close to our hearts and we know just how your mom, cousins and aunties may be feeling right now! Be strong and believe for the best!
This most be scary for everyone. Any type of change is always unnerving.
Oh, I heard about the Brexit news. I also heard some sad stories about it, the UK travel might be affected but I hope everything will turn out well.
Oh, there are many possible effects of Brexit. I heard a lot of bad reactions from it. I hope that UK travel won’t be affected.
I haven’t really given it much thought until now. I do think it will be awhile before we see any major effects.
I was also really curious about how their exit would affect travel both in the UK and to the US from the UK. I came to the same conclusion, no one seems to know.
I have a feeling there won’t be any noticeable effects right away. It’s probably a good idea to keep an eye on the prices for a while.
Yup Thats what we know right now Liz and we will keep our readers informed for sure. Thanks for your time!
There’s going to be lots of changes, especially for the citizens, that’s for sure. Although I hope it didn’t push through, I guess the majority has spoken and everyone doesn’t have a choice but to go by the decision.
The 52% predominantly did speak and democracy as we know it prevailed.
We believe the public was misinformed a heck of a lot and many believe what they hear from Leaders and the Telly lol! Most of that number are ignorant of the details and that majority spoke Elizabeth and many are already regretting that ballot decision…Yet as you say, we can only play the hand we have been dealt! Lets wait and see!
I think there’s still a lot we don’t know – but having an affect on travel is something I didn’t think about! Great post!
every area of UK life will be affected while normal life will continue until the trigger button is flicked, then life as we have known it for over 40 yrs will begin to change for the UK resident!
Very Interesting Indeed. Im Confused as to why The UK choosing to Opt out of the Globalist agenda would impede Travel.
The travel Industry has proven Recession proof. It will survice Brexit too.
But The immediate effects of Brexit to travel and already being felt for instance Joe Blogs paying more.
Service providers charging what they want as they wont have the EU to answer to.
Air travel & Holidays costing more, the exchange rate is already higher than 1985 rates vs the Pound…
Anyone travelling From UK is paying more for their Dollar ans Euro Today..will that continue? We dont know.
Workers are so worried its not even funny. And As I type this Workers in a Jaguar Factory here in Merseyside lost their jobs post Brexit!
Domino effect? We cant tell…You get the effect so far my love?
Wow thanks for the post. I guess I did not really think about what needed to be done when Britain did that. I am sure you will keep us up to date as to the happenings. I bet people working in other areas really have a lot of questions when their lively hoods are in question. Very insightful post!
Its that particular bone ” Livelihoods” that really needs to be looked at closer and things put in place
to protect the worker who is now left without the EU Backing! Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for sharing your insights on this, Julie. We’re watching with interest from “across the pond.”
Thanks for your time Mike, and I believe it will all tun out well coz we serve a mighty God!
It doesn’t seem that those who voted to leave really thought about the implications. It appears we will all have to wait and see what happens.
It has transpired so already Cindy. Most of the pro Brexit voters are now baying for a rerun of the ballot!
Sadly the politicians hoped for that ignorance to work in their favour. Now we wait!
[ Sighs ] This is a tough one, Julie.
This is something I would leave in the hands of a travel agency.
At the moment, it is way to early to say what is going to transpire between Britain and the European Union, since the UK decided to make their exit.
This calls for watching a few days worth of BBC News!
ha haa Renard,
We believe in Positive Aptitude to Challenges whatever they may be.
An I have been in the travel industry for yonks both as a User & entrepreneur.
We are connected to some amazing people int the right places so we got our ear to the ground.
So we do believe we are on the money here bro.
BBC News or any News for that matter is meant to create scarcity, raise stress levels, promote discord, thats what sells my man!
It is the worst place to get your knowledge. They always report what they want YOU to see and learn i.e. biaseville!
To lean the truth you gotta dig deeper, and that’s what we do!
thanks for sharing this view. most brexit voters have not counted the ripple effect of leaving the EU. However, travel seem to remain one of the most flourishing industries in the world regardless of regulations and rules people love the idea of travel. Definately with the point about UK passport holders queuing up for EU visa application in the long-term i do share the same view. thanks for sharing and the link of the £10 flight.
You are so very welcome and right too. Travel has proven Recession proof, we believe it will be Brexit proof too.
For the normal UK traveller who books via online search engines without some of the tips and tricks we know, they will be paying more for sure.
That Spanish trip just got dearer due to the drop in pound value…it will all settle down sooner or later. We believe 🙂
Hope yo booked a Flight to Europe. That was too good to miss 🙂
I honestly know very little about this! I need to learn more to really make a great conversation, but I think one thing is for sure I think that it will be MUCH more difficult for working there for those that live somewhere else.
Indeed most Brits knew very little about our connection to EU other than we get lots of money and our Cities have grown for it. Then Brexit happened. We wait ti see the immigrant worker’s portion from this whole saga!
Thanks for sharing the effects of Brexit on UK travel. I guess we will eventually see how things pan out. Thanks for sharing!
Indeed we will see the effects with time. Yet as always the one prepared is the one who triumphs no matter the challenges!
Thanks for your time! 🙂
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