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What is the current Brexit situation after Wednesday’s vote? A series of amendments to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal, with the UK scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, were tabled on Wednesday. Of the most significant outcomes, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s amendment calling for a permanent customs union with the EU and close relationship with the single market was rejected. Meanwhile, Labour MP Yvette Cooper with Tory MP Sir Oliver Letwin, proposed an amendment to reiterate a previous statement made by Mrs May and give MPs the chance to vote on a delay to Article 50, was passed.

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How will the amendment vote impact travel?

The outcome of Wednesday’s voting does not directly impact holidaymakers or travel firms.

The final recursions will be dependent on whether Brexit occurs in a deal or no deal form.

Speculation of a no deal Brexit has seen the pound to euro exchange rate previously plummet, as well as spark concern for the validity of millions of passports.

Meanwhile, airlines including budget firm Ryanair have begun to implicate a Brexit flight ticket clause should no deal be reached.

Brexit news: What impact do the Brexit amendments have on travel? (Image: Getty)

Has a travel trend already been set in light of Brexit uncertainty?

Britons have shunned Europe as a holiday destination, with the looming threat of Brexit appearing to have played its part.

New figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show a two per cent drop in the number of people visiting Europe compared to the same time last year.

The report stated: “There were 19 million visits to European countries, a decrease of two percent of the same period a year earlier.

“Considering the reasons for visits, holiday visits increased by one percent (to 16.4 million) from the same period the previous year and business visits increased by 10 percent (to 1.7 million).”

Meanwhile, the fact Britons were making the same amount of holiday trips overall indicates the desire to travel remains.

It just appears they have chosen non-European destinations to spend their time off in.

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When will the next Brexit vote be held?

Prime Minister Theresa May has delayed another vote on her Brexit deal in Parliament after it was overwhelmingly rejected by MPs last month.

The meaningful vote will take place before March 12.

The Prime Minister has confirmed she will allow Parliament to vote on whether to delay Brexit or pursue a no-deal Brexit if an agreement cannot be reached.

The UK is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29.


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