What the new Brexit deal means for your summer holidays and UK food prices

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Brits may face food shortages and summer holiday chaos after Brexit kicks in next week, it is feared.

Meats, wine, dairy products and imported veg such as onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and salad may become harder to find.

Sun-loving jet-setters will also be hit by a raft of new rules for visiting the EU – especially if they travel with pets or want to drive abroad.

Boris Johnson's trade deal with the EU has avoided tariffs on goods brought into the country from 11pm on December 31.

But ministers are now being urged to delay border export checks to avoid short term food shortages.

Businesses are days from having to carry out customs declarations on UK-EU trade for the first time.

The cost of unbranded products from the EU is set to rise by 4.7% and "non-tariff barrier costs" to double to 8%, according to London School of Economics research.

James Withers, chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink, said: "A deal has emerged ridiculously late in the day and there is a huge amount of detail to assess.

"For months now we have been warning the UK Government of disruption and a lack of readiness."

Jet-setters will also be hit by a raft of new rules on visiting the EU covering travel insurance, bringing pets, watching Netflix shows abroad, driving in the EU, mobile roaming charges, and buying duty-free goods.

Passports can't be more than 10 years old and must be renewed if they have less than six months before expiry on the day of travelling to the EU, the Mirror reports.

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Visas won't be needed but there are plans to introduce a EU visa-waiver scheme like the ESTA scheme for the US in 2022.

Pet owners will have to visit a vet 10 days to a month before each trip you take with your pet – and that includes guide dogs.

The animal will need to be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days before travel.

And ten days or less before travel, a vet then needs to issue an EU Model Health Certificate to allow the pet into the EU before reporting with their animal to a Travellers’ Point of Entry on arrival to the EU.

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UK travellers are also being urged to buy “comprehensive” travel insurance that covers “all needs” for when the European Health Insurance Cards are scrapped.

Roaming charges will be allowed to return and many EU countries will require you to get an International Driving Permit.

UK visitors will also be forced to apply for a 'green card' to prove they are insured correctly.

Subscription services like Netflix and Amazon Prime will no longer be forced by law to let you watch your account in full in the EU.

Package holidaymakers could be left with no legal protection if the firm they booked with goes bust.

And duty-free shopping to and from the UK and EU will return.

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