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Travel Warning: What Happens on the First Day After a Hard Brexit?

Although the headlines of a possible Brexit delay only add more uncertainty to Britain’s exit from the European Union, it’s still possible that there will be a hard Brexit.
What will happen to those traveling to and from Britain in such an instance?
Here are seven things that EU citizens, UK citizens, and visitors from abroad need to keep in mind.
Flight Delay Compensation
The Flight Compensation Regulation 261/2004 is a regulation in EU …

Brexit Update: EU Leader Says There’s a ‘Special Place in Hell’ for Brexiters without a Plan

European Council President Donald Tusk said there would be “a special place in hell” for politicians who promoted Brexit without any plan as to how it would be delivered.
The comment serves to indicate just how strained Brexit negotiations had become.
In a tweet, Tusk said: “I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted #Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan how to carry …

53 Days Until Brexit. What Will Happen Then?

If there’s one thing the topic of Brexit has done, it has been in uniting the British people, not that there is a consensus by any means.
The British people are united in that practically everyone has a strong opinion about Brexit, be it in favor of staying in the European Union or exiting. Strong may, however, be an understatement. Practically everyone has an opinion on, for example, Prime …

U.K. Warns Citizens of Possible New Post-Brexit Travel Rules to EU

U.K. Warns Citizens of Possible New Post-Brexit Travel Rules to EU

The U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office is warning that citizens with fewer than 15 months remaining on their passports may not be able to travel to countries in the European Union.
The move could affect as many as 3.5 million citizens and their passports.
“In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, new rules will apply,” the agency said on a website that allows citizens to check their …

IHG’s Kimpton Hotels Plans 25 New Properties

IHG’s Kimpton Hotels Plans 25 New Properties

InterContinental Hotels Group said that it plans to open more than 25 new Kimpton hotels over the next half decade.
The Kimpton Da An hotel will open in Taipei, Taiwan, in the spring of this year, as will the Kimpton Charlotte Square in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2020, the hotelier will open the Kimpton Kawana Bay resort in Grenada in the Caribbean, as well as the Kimpton Bali in Indonesia.
Other locations include …

U.K. Parliament Soundly Rejects Theresa May’s Brexit Plan

U.K. Parliament Soundly Rejects Theresa May’s Brexit Plan

The path of Britain’s exit from the European Union as well as the United Kingdom were thrown into chaos late Tuesday after the Bri
The path of Britain’s exit from the European Union as well as the future of the United Kingdomwere thrown into chaos late Tuesday after the British Parliament overwhelmingly rejected a proposed Brexit deal just ten weeks before it is scheduled to leave the bloc.
tish Parliament overwhelmingly rejected …

Drone Sighting at London Heathrow Halts Flights

Drone Sighting at London Heathrow Halts Flights

London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, was temporarily closed on Tuesday after a drone was sighted in the vicinity.
The incident comes after several such occurrences at nearby Gatwick Airport last month, where flights were repeatedly halted, in one case for over a day.
“We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow,” the airport said in a statement. “As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate. We apologize to …