Baffled Brexit Brits: More than 50% confused about post-Brexit travel

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According to the new figures released by Eurotunnel, Brits continue to be baffled by Brexit and what it means for them.

It was revealed that almost two-thirds don’t know how Brexit will affect them personally (65%), with three-in-five (62%) struggling to keep up-to-date with the latest Brexit news. Another two-thirds (62%) simply don’t know where to find trusted advice, resulting in more than a quarter (32%) their asking friends and family for guidance.

In addition, Eurotunnel, carrying more than two million cars per year, has launched a new series of question and answer pages on its website, offering help and advice to travellers journeying to and from the EU post-Brexit. It includes answers to common questions around how Brexit will affect passports, travel with pets and driving to the EU.

“These pages will continue to be updated”

Jae Hopkins, the spokesperson for Eurotunnel, said: “With so many people unsure about the facts relating to EU travel post-Brexit, we have created a new series of question and answer pages on our website to provide the most up to date information in response to common travel queries. These pages will continue to be updated in the lead up to and following the final deal.”

Coquelles, France
Eurotunnel at Coquelles, France

The independent consumer research, conducted on behalf of Eurotunnel, revealed the sheer scale of uncertainty when it comes to what Brits really think Brexit means for travel to the EU:

  • 59% don’t know what will happen to their passport post Brexit
  • 41% are unsure if they will be able to drive in the EU on a UK driving licence post Brexit
  • 39% don’t know if they will be covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) post Brexit

Hopkins added: “Whether concerned about travelling with your family, your pets or your own vehicle to a European country after 29 March 2018, Brits can rest assured they will still be able to make the journey through Eurotunnel in the same way they did before.”

Cars on board the Eurotunnel
Cars on board the Eurotunnel

More than 40% of Brits who take a car on holiday use Eurotunnel, with an average of 6,000 cars daily. Since the introduction of a pet travel scheme in 2000, more than two million dogs have also travelled through the tunnel, equating to one in nine cars over the summer of 2018 travelling with a dog.

Visit the Eurotunnel website for more information about post-Brexit travel, and to view the full question and answer series.

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