The EU Is Likely To Support Visa-Free Travel For Britons After Brexit

29th January 2019

Other EU institutions have backed a move to relaxed visa requirements for Britain after Brexit – as long as London reciprocates.

British nationals will most likely keep on enjoying visa-free travel to Europe after Brexit, whether the UK goes through with a no-deal Brexit or not.

A European Parliament committee is expected to propose extending the privilege of visa-free travel after Brexit, which the EP is likely to support in a parliament-wide vote.

Other EU institutions have backed a move to relaxed visa requirements for Britain after Brexit – as long as London reciprocates.

EU visa exemptions cover short trips of up to three months and currently some 60 countries in the world, from Argentina to Japan to Ukraine, benefit from the system.

However, it is only designed for short business trips and tourism, and does not grant the right to work in the EU.

The EU insists reciprocity is a key element of its visa policy and Britain has also said it wants to allow citizens to travel freely, without a visa, for tourism and temporary business activity after Brexit.

Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will talk to the EU later about reopening negotiations on how the UK leaves the bloc on 29th March.

The EU has ruled out making changes to the legal text agreed with Mrs May, the British Prime Minister said that she will seek legally binding changes to the controversial Irish backstop


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