Travel advice: Travel before and after 31 October


Please avoid booking non-essential university travel outside the UK for the 2 weeks before/after 31 October due to the continued uncertainty over travel disruption that might result from a no deal Brexit.

The university's insurers brokers have provided advice on the potential implications of a 'no deal' Brexit for our travel insurance coverage. Travel disruption which results from a 'no deal' Brexit is unlikely to be covered, but our insurers believe that carriers would be required to rebook or refund flights in the usual way.

Staff are reminded that all staff travel involving overseas trips or trips in the UK which involve a domestic flight or overnight stay must be registered on the University's travel insurance system (available under Staff Services on the Staff Portal).

Please note that in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit:

  • You should have at least 6 months left on your passport from your date of arrival when travelling to countries in the Schengen area (most of the EU and some non-EU countries). This applies to adult and child passports.
  • If you renewed a passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your new passport's expiry date. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the 6 months that should be remaining for travel to most countries in Europe.

Further information is available at: Passport rules for travel to Europe after Brexit - you can use this tool to check a passport for travel to Europe.

Also see: Planning for Brexit: Information for University of Greenwich staff for further information and updates regarding Brexit.