As the dust cloud has settled over Britain’s unanimous, if not extremely controversial, decision to leave the EU, the questions of all of the implications have begun to rise from the ashes. Two years worth of negotiations has been set in motion before the UK depart from the EU for the foreseeable future. The implications for British travellers is yet to be resolved, and many different situations could in fact become a reality in the coming years. It has been predicted that the cost of travel will rise in the short to medium term. This is already becoming a reality, as the sterling pound significantly dropped against the dollar and the Euro following the Brexit vote.

 

Here are some of the main factors that could affect how UK citizens travel, both throughout Europe and across the globe. It’s believed that we will remain in the EU until April 2019, but until then, we should expect significant changes to be put in place.

 

Borderless travel?

 

This factor will remain fairly unchanged for citizens who have a UK visa. Rather than having to acquire visas to travel into the EU, the procedure will remain as passport control when we first enter an EU country. Unfortunately for UK citizens, airport congestion is predicted to massively increase, as there will be a separate line for non-EU citizens.

 

Increased air fares:

 

No frills airlines (your bog standard economy, tin-can airline) has been massively successful, it seems that people don’t care about being uncomfortable for shorter flights, as long as they are saving money. The success of these types of airlines, that has has allowed for lower fares and the opening of new routes, was enabled by an agreement with the EU. Now that the UK is leaving the EU, new discussions and service agreements will have to be made up, so that these airlines such as easyJet can continue to fly in and out of the UK without any restrictions. All of the cheap flights and routes that we take hang in the balance of the negotiations that are set to happen within the next two years.

 

What will happen to the sterling pound?

 

The general consensus for this question, is that the pound has become much weaker since the Brexit vote and holidays have become more expensive. It has been predicted by financial experts that the Brexit vote could hit the sterling pound by as much as 25%, this is also with the pound dipping to $1.15 at its lowest point, and €1.05 against the Euro, which could have unfortunate implications for those planning to travel throughout Europe for any extended period of time.

 

Flight delays and compensation:

 

One of the most advantageous aspects of UK law is the high levels of compensation available the UK citizens for any flight delay or cancellation. Passengers are entitled to this compensation under EU law, but after the UK leaves the EU, it is a given that UK airlines are going to rally together to have this compensation massively reduced and the laws made more lax, in order to avoid the charges they are faced with annually.

 

As the UK exits the EU, it may become more difficult for compensation to be claimed through flight cancellations, and in some more extreme cases, travellers may have to go to court in order to be able to claim the compensation. On an extreme level, experts have predicted that passengers who have been delayed for long periods of time, on long haul flights, may actually lose their food or accommodation privileges, but others argue that this is an unlikely outcome and that customer service will still be a top priority for airlines, regardless of Brexit.

 

Harder to find work?

 

Working anywhere in the EU has-been a luxury for UK visa holders, Many of Whom-have taken to ski resorts and camps Throughout Europe, spending season after-season working without a permit. Britain's EU membership has this, but as 2019 fast approaches, the rules will have to be rethought. The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United States of America.

 

Beach pollution:

 

Many travelers overlook, or do not even consider the impact of Europe. In previous years, a major EU success was the acquisition of extremely high standards of bathing water quality. Over the last 25 years alone, Britain and the UK have been a significant reduction in the number of beaches that have been polluted by raw sewage, but this is a progressive movement. With Brexit being enforced, the question has arisen on how this policy can be maintained and improved without the pressure and publicity from the EU.

 

Brexit has come upon them. It is a great place to relax and unwind. The sterling pound is extremely weak, and this uncertainty has left the UK in a state of limbo, waiting for negotiations to be made and new policies to be finalised. For the next couple of years, expect to be more expensive and much less salient experience.