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Permission to pass—what will Brexit mean for travel in Europe?

Permission to pass—what will Brexit mean for travel in Europe?
Published on: 11 October 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Permission to pass—what will Brexit mean for travel in Europe?
  • The EU Commission is currently considering a visa waiver scheme. Which countries would this scheme apply to and how would it work in practice?
  • Is it possible that, after Brexit, Britons will have to apply for advance permission to travel to the EU? Could tourists from across the EU face certain restrictions before entering the UK?
  • After Brexit are there other restrictions on Britons travelling to Europe?
  • Could tourists from across the EU face certain restrictions before entering the UK?
  • What are the potential advantages and disadvantages to these sorts of restrictions?
  • How large a role will cross-border tourist restrictions play in the negotiations surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU?
  • What would these restrictions mean for lawyers and their clients on a practical level?
  • Are they any other important points worth mentioning?

Article summary

Immigration analysis: The European Commission is drawing up plans for a US-style electronic visa waiver programme, which could mean that Britons will have to pay to travel in Europe post-Brexit. Ben Maitland, senior associate at Lewis Silkin, suggests we remember that it’s in everyone’s interests for travel restrictions to remain as low and minimal as possible. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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