No Deal threat to Eurostar
EUROSTAR passengers should take out insurance on their tickets if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, the Government has warned.
The Department for Transport’s latest guidance on the potential impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit says passengers will be responsible for ensuring their tickets are ‘sufficient to cover possible disruption’. It means some Eurostar and Eurotunnel customers may be tempted to buy more expensive changeable fares rather than cheaper fixed tickets. They could also decide to take out insurance, says the document. There are fears a no-deal Brexit could lead to long delays at borders and disruption to services.
The Government also warned the UK will lose free trade agreements with more than 70 non-EU countries if it leaves without a deal. The countries account for 12 per cent of the UK’s total trade.