There will be “bumpy moments” for UK businesses and travellers as they get to grips with new EU rules, says government minister Michael Gove. He said there would be “practical and procedural changes” when the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December.
Mr Gove also urged people going to the EU to make extra checks, including mobile phone roaming charges. European ambassadors have given the go-ahead for the post-Brexit trade deal to come into effect on 1 January.
Diplomats provisionally approved the deal at a meeting on Monday morning. The deal, which was agreed on Christmas Eve, is expected to be officially signed off by the EU Council and the EU Commission on Wednesday. In the UK, MPs will vote on the deal on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said she expects to sign a continuity trade agreement with Turkey this week – a move that was not possible until the deal with the EU was struck.