Potential changes to travel insurance and passport rules for UK holidaymakers after Brexit are being highlighted in a series of adverts starting this week, and it has Brexiteers furious.
Those who voted to leave the EU during the referendum are finally realising what Brexit would actually look like for Britons.
Some voters are feeling the burn as the government prepares to start rolling out the "UK's new start: let's get going" campaign via text messages, TV, radio, online, print, and billboards. It will advise Britons in the EU and EU citizens living in the UK, as well as UK and EU businesses, on how to prepare for the end of the transition period on 31 December.
The adverts will cover advice suggesting that Britons intending to travel to Europe should make sure their passports are valid for a specific period and they check their mobile phone roaming policy and they have comprehensive travel insurance.
Also that people travelling to Europe from the UK with pets should contact a vet at least four months before their trip
There will also be advice for businesses planning to export or import to or from the EU should ensure they have registered with the relevant customs authority.
In short, this news has left a few people very rattled.
Happy Brexit holidays! Government spending £90m to say:
- holidays will cost more;
- expect delays;
- you’ll need… https://t.co/LkSmkY6E53
And will have real consequences for people who did not vote for this.
A married couple in their 70s from my constituency will have to pay £166.22 to replicate what they already have aft… https://t.co/rr4lItlU0W
— Alyn Smith MP 🏴🇪🇺 (@Alyn Smith MP 🏴🇪🇺)
Although, some people are still as confused as ever:
We do wonder if people want to re-do their votes now that they know the reality of their choices?
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the public to “get ready” for the end of the transition period with the EU.
Asked about Brexit possibly pushing up costs, Mr. Johnson told reporters today:
“I think one of the amazing things about the last few months, the whole Covid crisis, is I think it’s put all those questions very much into perspective
“Actually I don’t think, I never have thought, that the so-called project fear with Brexit would ever materialise in quite the way that some people did.
“I do think there are big opportunities for this country to do things differently and do things better but obviously we have to get ready for the end of the transition period in December, January and get it done.
“All we’re saying is there will be changes, people should get ready but there will also be great opportunities for this country.”
Of course, if you want more clarity on what a post-Brexit would look like, the adverts will advise people to "Check, Change, Go", which basically directs you to use a checker tool on the government's website.