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Last updated 11 February 2022

Please find on this page all the essential information you need to know to travel post Brexit. I

IMPORTANT: We strongly recommend checking the latest government advice before you travel – from both the country you’re departing from, and the country you’re travelling to.

Passports from 01 January 2021
On the day you travel, your British passport must:

  • be valid for the length of your stay in Europe
  • have at least three months left 
  • be less than 10 years old.

See if your passport needs renewing.

Check that you have a clear page in your passport as it will need to be stamped with your travel date when you’re travelling to and from the EU.

Visas from 01 January 2021
You don’t need a visa for stays of up to three months in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Depending on the outcome of Brexit negotiations you may need a visa for longer stays. 
Read more information

When to arrive at the station
You should be prepared to arrive at the station a little earlier than usual. Check your ticket for your recommended arrival time and allow plenty of time to get through security and passport control.

UK citizens living in the EU
If you're UK citizen, but your main residency is in the EU, your passport will not need to be stamped. However, you will need to carry evidence that you are resident in the EU. You should carry your EU residence permit as well as your valid passport when you travel. If you cannot prove that you are resident in the EU, you may be asked additional questions at the border to enter the Schengen area, and your passport may be stamped.

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