(updated September 2019)
Given the current uncertainties around Brexit and the impossibility of knowing at this stage which scenario will apply, the information on this website is subject to change depending of political events.
What if Brexit happens with a withdrawal agreement?
Should the British parliament approve the finalised withdrawal agreement the new date will be 31 October 2019. This scenario seems unlikely today.
What if Brexit happens without a withdrawal agreement?
Without this approval, there will be no transition period. This is what we refer to as a "hard Brexit".
Companies that organize transport from or to the UK must prepare themselves so that, in case of a possible Brexit, there are as few disruptions as possible.
Individuals wishing to travel between the United Kingdom and Belgium must also take into account some changes (see below “Travelling”).
Information from FSP Mobility and Transport
Air passenger rights
- the flights operated by an EU air carrier from an UK airport to an EU airport;
- the flights operated by any air carrier from an EU airport to an UK airport.
Airport transit visa
The transport of goods on behalf of third parties from / to / via the United Kingdom is still authorized for the moment under a Community transport license, even in the case of Brexit without agreement (no deal) on 31 October 2019.
Cabotage transport in the United Kingdom will also remain authorized after Brexit under the same conditions as in the EU Member States.
This is a temporary measure that will apply at least until December 31, 2019 and will most likely be extended. Its extension or non-extension beyond this date will be communicated on our website as soon as we have more precise information about it.
Transport companies are therefore not required for the time being to apply for ECMT transport authorizations for transport to the United Kingdom.
In the event of a Brexit without an agreement on 31 October 2019, coach journeys will fall under the Interbus agreement. This means that practically all international occasional transport services can continue to be carried out under a Community transport license. However, it will be necessary to replace the EU passenger waybill by the Interbus passenger waybill.
Travelling – Useful information ( customs controls, prohibitions and restrictions, passport, health, use of automotive vehicles, passenger rights, ...)
Detailed information on all the practical aspects of a trip between the United Kingdom and Belgium can be found in the following European Commission notice:https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/travelling_en_0.pdf
Travelling between the UK and the EU in the event of a “no deal”: