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Old 08.01.2019, 15:42
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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I doubt there will be a dramatic effect on travel come 29 March without a deal. But some things are fairly obvious. For example UK passport holders will be shown the ‘other passport’ queues at arrival airports in EU/EEA/CH. Not a big deal but will likely mean an additional 30s-1min to clear immigration per passenger. (Passports will need stamping in and out). You do the math, particularly at an airport like Geneva on a Saturday in ski season.

(Clearing a 180 seat flight arriving at the satellites will take an additional 20-40 minutes per flight. Buses to resorts delayed as will hotel checkin, ski hire, etc.)

On the way out similar challenges will exist. Flights will be delayed as passengers queueing in non-EU emigration lines. This will cause knock-on delays and diversions.

The daily mail is going to have a field day.
Broadly speaking nothing will change, if doable. Consequences like the ones you describe will probably be prevented.

Recent communication by by the federal government has made it clear that as far as doable, Brexit will effect no changes in UK-CH relations and how things are handled. Either the current regulations will be extended (with a deal) or (no-deal scenario) some replacement regime amounting to the same will come into effect post-Brexit. If necessary unilateral short-term regulations will be put in place, with the clear implication that the UK will do likewise.
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