New UK Travel Restrictions to Consider While Heading to the EU


The long-awaited Brexit has arrived, and the fallout began for GBTA St. Louis’ neighbors across the pond… for better or worse.  After the GBTA St. Louis Chapter member Mattie Yallaly sent a quick reminder to their UK employees to be proactive if their employment status quo changes, they received a couple of responses back that may be pertinent.

“I’m definitely not traveling to Europe anymore – they steal our sandwiches when we do now!”

Mattie was very curious about this response and was told that, according to the new rules, meat and dairy items cannot be taken from the UK to the EU.  No more ham and cheese sandwiches to go.  If you opt for an “L&T” (lettuce and tomato), make sure to not butter your bread.

Another UK employee replied, “I don’t know, I’m looking forward to being stuck in passport queues for a couple of hours…”

Make sure that you have all the required documentation so valuable time isn’t wasted in a long line, especially if you can’t have a sandwich in your pocket for a snack.  This rather is similar to the local lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Additional items of note include:

  • Passport – Has to be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left)
  • Additional work visa/permit may be required
  • Verify COVID-19 pandemic recommendations often
  • Obtain travel insurance that covers healthcare
  • Verify you have required driving documents
  • Border control may need to see return/onward ticket

More information can be found here.



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