Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom

Travel and study

29/10/2019 - 12:00
Travel to the EU

UK nationals travelling to the EU

The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period, which would in principle last until the end of 2020 during which Union law continues to apply to and in the UK. This means that during a limited period after the UK’s withdrawal, the free movement rights of persons will remain unchanged.

After the end of the transition period, different rules will apply but in principle the EU will normally allow UK nationals to travel visa-free to the EU for short stays (i.e. stays of up to 90 days in a 180-day period), if the UK also grants the same arrangement for citizens from all EU Member States.

EU citizens travelling to the UK

The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period lasting until the end of 2020 during which Union law continues to apply to and in the UK. This means that during a limited period after the UK’s withdrawal, the free movement rights of persons will remain unchanged. As an EU citizen, you would be allowed to travel to the UK using your passport or your national identity card.

After the end of the transition period, different rules will apply but the UK has announced that EU citizens should be able travel to the UK visa-free for short visits of up to 90 days.

EU citizens studying in the UK

The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period lasting until the end of 2020 during which Union law continues to apply to and in the UK. This means that during a limited period after the UK’s withdrawal, the free movement rights of persons will remain unchanged. EU citizens studying in the UK should consider applying for the residence status in the UK if they intend to stay after the end of 2020. After the end of the transition period, different rules may apply.

UK nationals studying in the EU

The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period, lasting until the end of 2020 during which Union law continues to apply to and in the UK. This means that during this period after the UK’s withdrawal, the free movement rights of persons will remain unchanged. UK nationals studying in the EU should consider applying for the residence status in their EU Member State of residence if they intend to stay after the end of 2020.    

The EU's Erasmus+ programme

The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period until the end of 2020, during which Union law continues to apply to and in the UK. This means that during this limited period after the UK’s withdrawal, the Erasmus+ programme will continue to apply in respect of the UK in the same way as during the time the UK was a Member State of the EU. After the end of the transition period, different rules may apply.

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