Brussels correspondent Adam Fleming revealed Britons’ holidays in the EU post-Brexit could be very similar to holidays outside the Brussels bloc in 2020.
Reporting from Benidorm, Spain, Mr Fleming claimed Brexit could change at least five things Brits easily enjoy at the moment.
The BBC correspondent said: “There are five things to think about when it comes to Brexit and your holidays.
“EU law covers all sorts of things from routes to safety, so the Brexit negotiators are going to have to come up with something.
“If there’s no deal in March 2019 then there’s talks of emergency plans to make sure the planes can keep flying.”
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Britons might be in need of a visa to try to European countries after the UK has officially left the bloc.
Mr Fleming added: “Right now a British passport gets you into any EU country.
“We don’t know if British tourists will need visas in future or whether they will be affected by the EU new travel authorisation system where visitors from outside will have to register on a website and pay €7 from 2020.”
Mobile phones roaming charges and emergency healthcare are currently free around Europe for EU member states’ citizens. After Brexit Britons might have to pay to access such services.
Nobody will stop the Brits coming to Benidorm
The BBC reporter said: “In the EU, there are no mobile phone roaming charges and Brits get free emergency medical care on holiday.
“Those things will have to be negotiated as well.”
Since the June 2016 Brexit referendum, British visitors in EU countries have taken a bit of a financial hit on holiday.
Since the sterling has been buying fewer euros, things in Europe have costed more for UK visitors.
However, the tourism industry in Spain is pretty relaxed as Europeans are confident Brexit will not stop Brits travelling to their shores for a sunny holiday.
Tracey Pollitt, of RH Hotels, told Mr Fleming: “Nobody will stop the Brits coming to Benidorm, they’ve been coming here for so many years.
“50 years or more on package holidays, they can’t get enough of it.”
And mobile companies have already been reassuring UK customers mobile costs will unlikely increase for them if they travel through Europe post-Brexit.
Speaking at the Mobile World Congress trade show in March, Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao said it would “not be very logical” for Britain’s decision to leave the EU to end up in the reintroduction of large bills for calls and texts from abroad.
He said: “We treat Switzerland, which is not part of the EU, as part of it so why would we not treat the UK that way?”