History was made with BREXIT and the U.K. voting to leave the European Union, leaving many to wonder what the economic, political, and social ramifications will be. Many of you may wonder if and how BREXIT will affect U.S. travellers visiting the U.K. Here are some things to consider when making your U.K. travel plans.
Your dollar is worth more.
An immediate effect of BREXIT has been the drop in the pound’s worth and an increase in the dollar. Exchanges are not static so watch for yourself if and how the pound’s worth continues to change. For now, however, it could put a little more spending money in your wallet while visiting the U.K.
The routine is the same for U.S. travellers going in and out of the U.K. U.S. citizens will still require a valid passport to go in and out of the U.K. and will go through customs as normal. For now, there is no immediate effect to those in the U.K. on short or long-term visas for work, school, etc. There are no reported plans of the Prime Minister changing immigration status at this time so no need to worry about it yet.
Flight availability and travel places are up in the air. Now is a great time to book flights for travel to the U.K. due to airfare being so low, and accessibility to flights is unchanged, for now. By voting to leave the European Union, the U.K. has compromised its access to the European Common Aviation Area. There is a possibility that this could affect the number of flights into the U.K. in the future, which could result in airfare going up.
Keep following for updates as we learn more about how this change may affect travelling to the U.K. If you’re planning a trip soon, contact us or comment below and let us know any changes you noticed!