25 February 2019 #Immigration
The Home Office has updated its guidance for UK citizens travelling to Europe after 29 March 2019 if there is no EU Exit deal.
For most UK Citizens, the idea of passport control, at least for Europe is unknown. This has meant that most UK Citizens have been able to pass through European ports without much formality. However, if there is no deal by 29 March 2019, the relationship with Europe which allows this unhindered access changes.
The European Commission, the institution responsible for managing day to day decision, has proposed that if there is no deal, British Citizens should not be required to have a Schengen visa or anywhere in the EU for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. If staying for longer than 90 days, it is likely that that you will require a visa. This visa free arrangement will not cover work and if the intention is to work, then British Citizens are likely to require a visa prior to their arrival.
British Citizens would also be subject to immigration control which would mean that they would be asked questions upon arrival. These include questions on whether they have sufficient funds for the duration of their stay. They may also be asked about proof of their return journey.
The government has said that they will continue to update their guidance on post-Brexit (no deal) travel for British Citizens. However, British citizens can take the following steps now: