As 2020 draws to a close the Brexit transition period will end, ushering in a new era in the UK’s relationship with the European Union.
We look at some key questions on how aspects of life will change for the average British citizen from January 1:
– Will I need a visa to go on holiday to the EU?
The conclusion of the transition period marks the end of freedom of movement rights between the UK and EU.
UK citizens will be able to go on holiday or take a business trip to EU countries but it will not be as straightforward as before.
For short trips to most EU nations, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Norway, tourists will not need a visa and you will be able to stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania, where visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total.
A visa or permit may be needed to stay for longer in an EU country, to work, to study,…