The clock is ticking on the Brexit negotiations. In little over a year it will be there. So, it’s time to start preparing for the ways in which this will impact especially EU-citizens when traveling to the UK. Allow me to sum up some of the most noticeable consequences.
There will be border control when you want to enter the UK, also from EU countries
You will not be able to use Euros in the UK, but have to resort to the local currency
Better get used to different metric units: instead of meters, liters and kilos, think yards, pints and pounds
If you travel with your car, you need to keep to the left side of the road
I know, it is a lot and it is drastic, but there’s no way to avoid it – it was a democratic decision in a referendum held amongst the well-informed population.
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Why not organize a referendum about the question whether or not the United Kingdom should still be part of the European Union, the so called Brexit? But: instead of doing so in the UK to find out what the UK population thinks about this matter, I suggest to organize the referendum in the entire EU – in all 28 countries. That way we can find out whether the entire EU-population prefers to keep the UK on board or not. Continue reading →