Travel in Europe

I have been trying to figure out what I will need to do in order to travel in Europe which on Friday becomes another place, hedged about with restrictions and lethal bureaucracy, as the Brexiteers apparently wanted and have promised.

I need to check our passports to make sure they are not going to run out in the next six months. Obtain special health insurance which will be very expensive. Get a green card which may take six weeks. Oh, and by the way, my wife’s blue parking badge which used to allow disabled parking in Europe for Brits will no longer work, making travel exponentially much trickier. But this is, of course, the Brave New World we have all been promised. No downside. Only glorious freedom – the freedom of staying at home with the Union Jack flying outside.

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4 thoughts on “Travel in Europe

  1. Leslie Hills says:

    Dear Charles,
    Yesterday I looked at the provisions for persons who may work for a limited time in the EU without vast bureaucracy They are called exceptions. All are about business, defined in a very limited way. Nothing for music, arts, culture, films. Creative Europe sends me emails about how I may operate as a producer in a third country with no lead role or control. It is all very dispiriting.
    However just after midnight my daughter called me from Paris to say that the official government website had published her name and that of her son on their becoming citizens of France. It had taken two years. What a pass we have come to in the UK when achieving another citizenship is so crucial and such an occasion for relief and joy.

  2. Leslie Tobin Bacon says:

    I have friends who have disabled parking badges from the USA who use them in France with seemingly no issue what so ever. Never personally looked into the issue of the legality of this, but It seems to be accepted by the authorities in France.

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