UK Travellers will Pay EU Roaming Charges Post-Brexit

No-Roaming-Holiday-Travel.jpgA leaked EU analysis regarding the UK’s exit from the EU has confirmed that UK holidaymakers will have to pay roaming charges within the EU from 2019.

The MEP-endorsed document, obtained by the Guardian, was drawn up earlier this month by the European Parliament’s committee on industry, research and energy. It makes it clear that once Brexit has been completed, UK travellers will no longer qualify for the recently agreed on caps on wholesale charges within the bloc – which took 10 years to push through.

The document reportedly states: “Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 on roaming will no longer apply with respect to the UK, impacting business and other travellers to and from the UK” going on to say that “transitional arrangements will be necessary”.

For the time being, UK travellers will be able to enjoy the new regulations on roaming charges from June, just like the rest of the Union, but cannot get too comfortable – unless a favourable agreement is reached between the UK government and the EU in the next two years.