For specific and up to date information on traveling to UK please visit Czech embassy in London.
The Ministry of Transport also published a comprehensive summarizing article on transport.
Since 1 January 2021 fundamental changes occurred despite concluded Trade and Cooperation agreement. The free movement of persons, goods and services between the United Kingdom (UK) and EU was concluded as the uK left single market and customs union.
Travelers to and from the UK should be prepared for changes regarding border controls, visa requirements, driving licenses and roaming charges or travel documents for pets. Companies providing travel services should be aware of these changes and adapt their practices accordingly.
Checks on persons and visas
From 1 January 2021, UK nationals traveling to the EU and the Schengen area are treated as third country travelers, ie border checks, the need to comply with the entry conditions for third-country nationals and the duration of their intended stay in the EU Member States may not exceed 90 days in any 180-day period.
Britové mohou nadále cestovat do Evropské unie za účelem krátkodobých pobytů (nejvýše 90 dní během jakéhokoli období 180 dnů). Toto osvobození od vízové povinnosti nezakládá právo pracovat v EU. Krátkodobý bezvízový pobyt v EU je podmíněn recipročními pravidly bezvízového pobytu v UK.
As from 1 January 2021, UK nationals and British citizens benefitting from the Withdrawal Agreement may not undergo border checks at the designated EU/EEA/CH checkpoints. They may neither use the easyGO system for automatic border control.
Also, take into account the zákaz dovozu masa a masných výrobků, mléka a mléčných výrobků v osobních zavazadlech pro osobní spotřebu.
From 1 January 2021, driving licenses are no longer automatically mutually recognized. The recognition of driving licenses issued in the UK will be regulated at Member State level. The responsible authority of the Member State concerned should be consulted for further information.
More detailed information in Ministry of transport article on exchange of driving licences or in road transport notice of the European Commission.
Od 1. ledna 2021 již občanům EU v UK není zaručen přístup k „roamingu za domácích podmínek“. Mobilní operátoři v UK i v EU tak budou moci roamingovým zákazníkům účtovat příplatek.
From 1 January 2021, the level of protection of passengers in air, rail, bus, coach and ship transport is affected, including assistance to passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility between the EU and the UK. Depending on the mean of transport, passengers traveling to or from the UK may no longer be covered by the protection of passengers' rights in the EU.
Traveling with pets
From 1 January 2021, the EU pet travel document issued to UK pet owners ceased to be a valid travel document with animals to any of the EU Member States. The requirements for pet animals accompanying persons from the UK will be determined by the EU.
Sources of information
- Communication on readiness at the end of the transition period HERE
Author: Legislative, legal and analytical department, Chamber of Commerce