British government warns no-deal Brexit could stop UK-EU flights

British government warns no-deal Brexit could stop UK-EU flights

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Flights could cease between the UK and the rest of the EU, if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal, the UK government has said.

 

In its latest set of “no deal” notices, the British government said flights between the UK and EU could stop if it crashes out of the bloc without a deal.

 

Official “hard Brexit” guidance released earlier this week painted a bleak picture of disrupted supply chains, congested ports and cancelled flights.

 

“If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place, UK and EU licensed airlines would lose the automatic right to operate air services between the UK and the EU without seeking advance permission,” said the government.

 

Britain has said it would unilaterally grant European airlines permission to land at British airports in the hope the EU would reciprocate.

 

“We’ll provide more information in the coming months, with the aim of giving aviation businesses and passengers as much certainty as possible ahead of the UK’s exit from the EU,” said the notice.

 

Another “no deal” warning is that pet owners – specifically those with dogs and cats – who want to take holidays in the EU would have to prepare for travel “at least four months ahead in advance of the date they wish to travel”.

 

Owners would need to prove their animals were vaccinated against rabies by undergoing a special test, and then obtain a health certificate.

 

On arrival in the EU, they would then be required to report to a designated entry point with their animals.

 

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the British Labour Party, has said he will back a second Brexit referendum if it is supported by a conference of his party.

 

According to a poll held earlier this month, Brits would vote 59-41 in favour of Remain if a second Brexit referendum was held.