How would Brexit affect future travel to Europe?

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RaptorNation158

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How would Brexit affect future travel to Europe?

RaptorNation158

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Just wanted to read your thoughts on how the vote will affect trips to Europe.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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No changes whatsoever.

And if British politicians play it right, access for leave to remain in the Uk for Australians, Kiwis and Canadians might get easier.

But Australians' access to the rest of the EU is business as usual. Nothing has changed on that front. 

youngflyer

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I have a British passport but am an Australian - will travel in Europe become less easy with the changes?

cssaus

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Member since 29 Jan 2011

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Probably will no longer be an advantage.

moa999

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I suspect the Brits will no longer have access to the EU (generally quicker) queues - but this change may take some time to implement.

Equally the Visitors line at LHR will become a lot more crowded

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Visiting UK: No problems on either passport

Living in the UK: No problems as you're British

Visiting the EU: No problems on either passport (might be even better to use your AU passport!)

Living in the EU: Yes there might be problems.

markpk

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Long long way to go with this issue...

  1. The first check point is when the new British PM decides to pull the trigger on actually starting the withdrawal process - the withdrawl process is likely to take no less than 2 years and clearly won't start until the new PM is in place around October though the expectation is whomever takes over will then call a general election - can't see anything happening on the trigger this year...
  2. Wanna-be PM Boris Johnson has styled myself as an uber-cool leader - hip, connected to youth etc... I think when he sits down and digests the results of the vote - particularly the demographic and ethnic breakdown he's going to have nightmares - FYI: 18-24 yo's in Britain voted to remain by an incredible majority - this is the age group that will live with #BREXIT for an average of 68 years
  3. IF...IF the UK does leave, look to many carriers inc Qantas to start shifting flights destined for LHR to Frankfurt and for Australia and co to quickly deal with any visa issues for entry into EU.
Will it impact travel to Europe? It's too early to say...

markpk

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God I hate typo's - Boris has styled "himself" not "myself" - as I dont have any hair and his is Trump-level crazy! 

rich5011

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Member since 24 Jan 2013

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Mark thanks for agreat summary , it was a great three para sum up and no sarcasm ....thanks.   I thoroughly agree with your summation.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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The UK has existed long before entry into the common market. Everyone needs to take a chill pill and see how this works out. Speculations of London's demise and the drop in demand for flights to London is hyperbole at its best. 

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