BREXIT

(updated August 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

Aviation

Pilots: To all holders of a UKCAA pilot license who want to transfer their License (and Medical) to the Belgian CAA

Maintenance engineers (part-66)

 Regulation (EU) 2019/494 - certain aspects of aviation safety (PDF, 227.98 KB)

 Regulation (EU) 2019/502 - common rules ensuring basic air connectivity (PDF, 526.83 KB)

 

Air passenger rights

Regarding the Air passenger rights, Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights, will cease to apply to flights operated by a non EU air carrier from an airport located in the United Kingdom and to an EU airport.
This regulation will still apply in the case of :
  • 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

From the effective date of Brexit, certain passengers traveling from a non-European country to the United Kingdom (and vice versa) via a European airport will, in certain cases, have to obtain an airport transit visa. For more information, please visit :

 

Road tranport

ECMT-vervoersvergunningen (dringende oproep!)

 

Driving Licence

The effects of Brexit on your driving licence

 

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.pdf

 

General Information

Travelling between the UK and the EU in the event of a “no deal”:

https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/factsheet_1_travel_en_final.pdf

European Commission

FOD Economie

Customs