At this time, both the EU and the UK want flights to continue without any disruption and there will be no impact to direct flights to non-EU countries.
The current advice from UK.GOV:
- Passenger travel to the EU by air after Brexit
- Passenger consumer rights when travelling to the EU after Brexit
- Passport rules for travel to Europe after Brexit
- Travelling in the Common Travel Area if there’s no Brexit deal
Passengers should take out appropriate travel insurance, check and understand the terms and conditions of the booking with the insurance provider, the airline and holiday operator.
- The CAA advice is to consider what air travel insurance you need before booking flights and holidays.
The EHIC (formerly E111) is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will enable access free or reduced-cost emergency treatment if travelling in Europe, but not Turkey, and usually only applies if you are treated in a public or state hospital. If ill or injured the European Health Insurance Card will not cover the costs to get you home and may not cover all medical costs, e.g. outpatient costs, prescriptions and medication.
Air passenger rights
For air passengers on a flight departing the UK, the same passenger rights as apply today will continue to apply after the UK leaves the European Union. For EU registered airlines, EU law will continue to apply in respect of flights to and from the EU.
- Passengers subject to denied boarding, delay or cancellation, will be entitled to assistance and compensation on the same basis as today
- Passengers with reduced mobility will still be entitled to the same assistance from airports and airlines
- UK consumer protection in the event of insolvency of a travel provider will continue to apply