(13 December 2019) Following the 2019 general election result in the UK, the ferry company DFDS has reminded its passengers they can continue to book to travel to the Continent with confidence.
Kasper Moos, Vice President and Head of Short Routes & Passenger, confirmed that the DFDS Brexit Guarantee will continue.
He said: ‘We created the Brexit Guarantee earlier this year so that people could rest assured their trips are safe with us and they can book with confidence. This guarantee means if you book direct you are able to cancel with no additional cost.*
‘I want to reassure our passengers that we now expect an orderly transition for the UK to leave the EU which means that there will be no changes to passenger travel until the end of December 2020 at the earliest. At DFDS it is business as usual over the busy Christmas and New Year period. We will still be linking the UK to Europe, Brexit or no Brexit.‘
Following the result of the General Election, DFDS expects that the Brexit deal agreed with the EU will be passed by Parliament resulting in the UK leaving the EU on 31st January 2020.
Leaving the EU with a deal means from 31st January 2020 the UK will automatically go into a ‘transition period’, at least until December 2020.
Although the UK will have left the EU, the transition period means that the UK will still be in the EU’s economic zone: the single market and the customs union, so will continue as they have done, including following EU rules and regulations.
The timetable can change if the UK government seek a transition period extension, which would need to be agreed by the EU, by 1 July 2020. An extension to the transition period can only be requested once and for one or two years.
Anyone with questions about their travel plans can get all the latest advice at the DFDS Brexit FAQs page www.dfds.com/en-gb/brexit. DFDS will monitor the situation as it develops and update our guidance accordingly.
*See terms and conditions. This free cancellation guarantee applies to bookings on four DFDS routes from the UK to France and Holland for travel until 29 February 2020. Call at least 7 days before your trip to cancel for free.