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Bei DFDS geht der normale Betrieb weiter, egal, wie der Brexit ausgeht. Aus diesem Grund haben wir für Sie einen Brexit-Leitfaden erstellt, der alle Fragen zu Reisen nach dem Brexit beantwortet.

Lesen Sie unsere Brexit FAQs für die aktuellsten Reiseempfehlungen.


Wir erwarten nach dem Wahlergebnis, dass das vereinbarte Brexit-Abkommen vom Parlament verabschiedet wird. Dies hat zur Folge, dass Großbritannien die EU am 31. Januar verlässt.

Wenn Großbritannien die EU mit einem Abkommen verlässt bedeutet dies, dass ab dem 31. Januar automatisch eine Übergangsphase bis ungefähr Dezember 2020 in Kraft tritt.

Obwohl das Vereinigte Königreich die EU verlassen hat bedeutet die Übergangszeit, dass sich Großbritannien weiterhin in der Wirtschaftszone der EU befindet: dem Binnenmarkt und der Zollunion.

Wir werden die sich entwickelnde Situation beobachten und unsere Leitlinien entsprechend aktualisieren.

My Booking

Will Brexit affect my booking?

Brexit will not affect your booking, although some travel requirements may change dependent on the outcome.

Latest information can be found here on how to prepare and what steps you may need to take.

Passports and ID Cards

Will my current passport be valid for travel to Europe after Brexit?

Check the issue date of your passport. You may be required to have at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport for outward travel and 3 months validity when you return from the last country visited in the Schengen area.

To check the time remaining on your passport, go to:

Can EU citizens still travel to the UK with an ID Card?

Yes, in the short-term, however ID cards are likely to be withdrawn over time. Travelling with a full passport is a safe option.

For the European Commission's current travel proposal, go to:

How can I renew my passport?

The easiest and quickest way to renew your passport is to use one of the online services:

Visas and the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Will I need a Visa to travel to the EU after Brexit?

British Citizens will not need visas for short term stays of up to 90 days, in a 180 day period.

Will the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) still be valid?

No. There will be no reciprocal healthcare agreement. Individuals should ensure they have adequate private travel insurance, to cover all medical treatment and costs.

For more information go to:

Will I need an ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) visa?

From 2021, UK visitors travelling to the Schengen area will need to complete an online application prior to travel. This is the ETIAS visa – valid for 3 years and allowing unlimited entries into Europe during that time.

For more information go to:

What is the Schengen area?

Travel by British passport holders to all of countries in the Schengen area, will be affected.

For a list of these countries, go to:

Driving in Europe

Will I need to apply for an International Driving Permit to drive in Europe?

In the event of a No Deal driving licences may no longer be valid by themselves, and an International Driving Permit (IDP) may be necessary.

Anyone travelling immediately before or after 31 October 2019, should consider obtaining the relevant IDP before travelling, as a precaution. The cost of an IDP is £5.50 and can be made via the Post Office.

For more information and guidance on driving in the EU go to:

What about my European driving insurance?

Check that you are covered to drive in Europe with your insurance provider. It may be necessary to obtain and carry a Green Card, demonstrating the validity of your insurance when driving abroad. These are provided by your insurance company, often at no cost.

Further information on Green Cards from the AA can be found here:

Pet Travel

Can I still take my pet on holiday with me?

Yes; it is likely that the current pet passport arrangements for dogs, cats and ferrets would continue under the EU Pet Travel Scheme.

If not, and the UK is excluded from the scheme however, your pet may need different certification or additional checks.

For more information, go to:

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the rules for travelling to EU countries with your pet will change. You should start the process at least 4 months before you travel.

For more information, see:

Traffic and Customs Information

Will there be long queues at ports for tourist traffic?

Additional checks will apply mainly to the freight/commercial sector and British passport holders travelling to Europe for leisure purposes, should not experience many changes to the way they currently travel through the ferry ports.

What about customs entering Europe from the UK?

There may be a change in customs requirements which could result in the need to declare some goods purchased in the UK, as well as restrictions on transporting some food items into Europe from the UK.

For more information, go to:

And entering the UK from Europe?

There should be no additional checks or longer waiting periods at border controls than currently experienced.

Data Roaming

In the event of a no Deal surcharge free roaming when you travel to the EU may no longer be guaranteed, more information can be found HERE.


Es ist immer schön für seine Arbeit ausgezeichnet zu werden. Daher fühlen wir uns geehrt, dass wir dieses Jahr bei den World Travel Awards als weltweit beste Fährreederei ausgezeichnet wurden.

Die Auszeichnung haben wir bereits die letzten 9 Jahre (2011-2019) erhalten und sind darauf sehr stolz! Zudem wurden wir auch als Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator von 2011-2018 ausgezeichnet.