Britain has officially left the European Union as of Jan. 31. Here’s what will change for travellers — and what won’t.
The Conservative Party’s victory in December’s general election opened the way for Britain to finally make good on its plans to leave the European Union.
That doesn’t mean everything will change overnight: There will be a standstill period, as Britain and the European Union work out the final details before the end of 2020.
Borders and how travellers will cross them are some of the biggest issues. With Britain in the European Union, people and goods have been able to go from one country to another seamlessly without going through passport or customs control. One sticking point has been how to deal with the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which will remain a member of the European Union.