British people continue to be baffled by what Brexit means for travel to the EU, with two in five believing they will need a visa to enter the bloc once the UK leaves.
Half think travel regulations will change, with others unsure if pet owners will be able to the travel to the EU with animals, research by Eurotunnel reveals.
The independent consumer study highlights uncertainty when it comes to what people think Brexit means for travel to the EU:
• 59% do not know what will happen to their passport post-Brexit
• 41% are unsure if they will be able to drive in the EU on a UK driving licence after Brexit
• 39% do not know if they will be covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) after the UK leaves the EU
More than 40% of Britons who take a car on holiday use Eurotunnel, with an average of 6,000 cars making use of the shuttle service every day.
Since the introduction of a pet travel scheme in 2000, more than two million dogs have also travelled through the tunnel, equating to one in nine cars over the summer of 2018 traveling with a dog.
Eurotunnel spokesperson Jae Hopkins, said: “With so many people unsure about the facts relating to EU travel post-Brexit, we have created a new series of question and answer pages on our website to provide the most up to date information in response to common travel queries. These pages will continue to be updated in the lead up to and following the final deal.
“Whether concerned about travelling with your family, your pets or your own vehicle to a European country after March 29, 2018, Brits can rest assured they will still be able to make the journey through Eurotunnel in the same way they did before.”
The research findings from a poll of 2,000 people coincides with the introduction of Eurotunnel’s Brexit advice portal today.
The new pages aim to mitigate concerns around post-Brexit travel by Including answers to common questions around how Brexit will affect passports, travel with pets and driving to the EU.
The results came as the company reported the October since 2002 for passenger Shuttle traffic with 204,049 vehicles transported.
More than 2.3 million passenger vehicles have crossed using Le Shuttle since January 1.
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