Travelling to Europe after Brexit

Over half of Brits fear that Brexit could cause them to ditch their European travel plans.

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With Brexit just around the corner, there are various possible scenarios that may impact British travellers. From the reintroduction of roaming charges to longer passport queues, trips to Europe might not be quite as simple as they once were. Finder asked Brits what outcomes would make them reconsider heading to Europe for a short break. Would you be put off by any of the following scenarios?

What’s stopping people?

Our report reveals that increased flight costs are a key concern for Brits travelling post-Brexit, with almost 2 in 5 (38%) claiming they would travel less to the EU as a result. This is followed closely by uncertain exchange rates, with a third (33%) reporting that a devaluation of the pound after Brexit would deter them from taking trips to the EU.

The generation most concerned about the impact of Brexit on their European travel plans is Brits aged 18-38 (67%). Increased flight costs would deter 44% of this generation, and 38% say that a devaluation of the pound would cause them to re-think European mini-breaks.

Roaming charges to blame

Rumours surrounding the return of roaming charges after Brexit have also heightened anxiety among young people, with nearly 1 in 5 (19%) of 18 to 38-year-olds expressing their reluctance to travel to the EU if a separate roaming deal is not successfully negotiated with the UK.

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