European Commission proposes visa free travel for Brits even after No-deal Brexit

 Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The European Commission stated that the Britons will not require visas for short stays in the EU even if there is a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.



Frans Timmermans, Commission Vice-President stated that as long as the UK did the same for the EU nationals there would be exemption to visa rules.



Any trips of up to 90 days and within 180-day period will have the terms applicable.Negotiations are taking place between the two sides as the UK is due to leave the EU in March.



Visa-free travel is being offered by UK to nationals from 56 countries ranging from the United States to the Maldives permitting people to stay for a maximum of six months. However, there is no permission for work, study or settlement.



Timmermans further stated that he proposed to amend the visa regulations to allow UK nationals from being exempted from any visa requirement needed for short stays in the EU once the EU laws stops applying to the UK.



The European Union and the EU member states will be approving the measure to bring it into effect.



The arrangement will start from March 30 if no deal was reached as per the EU Commission. If the deal gets agreed it would start from the end of any transition period which is slated to be at the end of 2020.



After leaving the EU the UK will ‘regain control of its borders’ and that the free movement rules will allow people to move between member states to live and work and work will no longer remain applicable as vouched the Prime Minister Theresa May.

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