• Will The Channel Tunnel Be Open After Brexit?

    Will The Channel Tunnel Be Open After Brexit?

  • Yes - the Channel Tunnel will definitely be open after Brexit, and Eurotunnel will be operating as normal whatever form Brexit takes.

    We’re in the very lucky position of having the protection of The Treaty of Canterbury which was signed by France and the UK when the Channel Tunnel was conceived – this sets out that both countries will facilitate as frictionless travel as possible through the Tunnel up until 2086.

    There has been a recent story in the press about The European Commission providing authorisation for the Tunnel to continue to operate as it does now for 90 days after Brexit in the case of a “no deal”. This is just because agreed safety and operating licences can’t be signed between the UK and the EU unless the UK actually is a “third party” at the moment of signing.

    The 90 days means that these agreements will be physically signed after the 29th of March, without the service being affected in any way.

    We are Brexit-ready and pleased to let customers know they can book with confidence.