EU Travel – Passports & Visas
For travel to Schengen countries you must have at least 6 months left on the passport from your date of arrival. This cannot include any additional months that were added to your passport if you renewed it before expiry.
For non-Schengen EU countries you will need to check the entry requirement for that country before travelling.
Travel to Ireland will be unchanged.
Subject to reciprocity from the UK government, the EU Commission has confirmed no visa will be required but that UK citizens will need to apply for a visa waiver under the European Travel Information and Authorisation Scheme (ETIAS). This will carry a cost of 7 Euros for a 3 year pre-travel authorisation. ETIAS will not come into effect until 2021.
UMAL travel cover will not generally cover claims as a result of passports or other travel documents being invalid as this is not usually deemed beyond the control of the traveller.
The EHIC will cease to be valid on 29/3/2019, in the event of no deal.
This has a limited effect on travellers under the UMAL travel cover as it would simply mean that they would not be able to waive the £25 deductible for medical expenses. If reciprocal agreements are not replaced however there may be longer term effects as medical claims costs escalate and UMAL will keep an eye on that over a period of time.