Brexit: What it is and how it will affect your tours

“Brexit” is the short word for “British Exit” and since June 2016 it has been used in Europe to refer to the decision made by the UK to leave the European Union following a referendum.

Over the last 2 years and a half, the British Government has been negotiating the terms of its “divorce” from the EU, but unfortunately no deal has been agreed yet.

The deadline to the divorce is fast approaching: starting from the 29th March 2019 the UK will no longer be part of the European economic and political union and without any deal in place stating otherwise, it will be treated as a third country with no free movement of persons, goods, services and capitals.

The travel industry will undoubtedly be affected in case of a no deal scenario. The most likely immediate impact would be an increased number of travellers in/out of the UK having to go through the immigration control at the main ports of entry (airports/ports/train stations). This will result in longer wait times and potential delays to existing journeys.

As part of the tourism industry and one of the main land operators for the Asian market, TCA is constantly in contact with the main authorities in order to monitor the situation and provide first-hand information to all our clients, to ensure any potential disruption to their travel plans is minimised.

While uncertainty remains on what kind of agreement will be sealed before the deadline, we will keep you updated about the latest news and try to clear up the confusion on the different possible scenarios.

 

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