Last weekend I took off into the Scottish Highlands for some mountain biking and hill-walking with friends. From the outset, we all agreed we would not mention the B-word. Adventuring at the heart of the mountains beyond the reach of wifi and cellphone networks all we wanted to do was relax in what is, after all, our haven from the stresses and strains of the modern world too.
For although BREXIT dominates the news channels it has very little effect on daily life except maybe to instil a sense of frustration and boredom that it has not been sorted out already. There is a sense that it should be more than it is but the truth is life is, and will continue as, normal.
“Brexit will not affect flights, visas or insurance this year or next.”
Well for visitors to the UK, and in particular Scotland, from the US there has been no change and there will be no change to the current close ties of no visa for US and UK citizens crossing the Atlantic for stays of less than 90 days. All you need do is turn up at the airport with your passport (with at least six-months validity remaining) and board the plane as normal. There is absolutely no talk of disruption to flights to the UK and the EU has specifically agreed that there would be no change to any flight rules until 2021 at the earliest.
Of course, Wilderness Scotland, as a major tour operator, remains a bonded member of ABTA and AITO which means your money is safe no matter what happens. Our detailed analysis of Brexit suggests no risks to our business or our clients. Therefore in light of all that we would like to emphasise that Wilderness Scotland will continue to offer five-star adventure holidays after 29 March 2019 with or without Brexit.
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