Visa Free Travelling for UK Citizens through Europe After Brexit
The European Union has decided that UK citizens will be permitted to pass through Europe with no visa, even if the United Kingdom opts out of the EU without a deal on 29 March 2019.
British Citizens will still be permitted to go throughout the European Union’s Schengen area For a brief stay visit – up to 90 days within any 180 days with no visa, European Union diplomats approved.
This arrangement will now be circulated on to the European Parliament for a poll. It is expected to pass through, as well. The European Parliament declared previous month that they will be in provision of allowing United Kingdom citizens travel without visas all through the European Union even if there was no deal in position by the time that the United Kingdom departs.
A manuscript that summaries the plan states: “Considering the geographical proximity, the link between economies, the level of trade and the extent of short-term movements of individuals between the UK and the Union for business, leisure or other purposes, visa-free travel should facilitate tourism and economic activity, thereby bringing benefits to the Union.”
Furthermore, the United Kingdom has previously approved that European Union Nationals will also be able to do short term trips to the United Kingdom with no visa after Brexit.
The European Council released a report that stated: “EU ambassadors today agreed that, following Brexit, UK citizens coming to the Schengen area for a short stay (90 days in any 180 days) should be granted visa free travel”.
“Ambassadors mandated the Council Presidency to start negotiations with the European Parliament on this legislative proposal.
“According to EU rules, visa exemption is granted on condition of reciprocity. The government of the United Kingdom has stated that it does not intend to require a visa from EU citizens travelling to the UK for short stays.
“In the event that the United Kingdom introduces a visa requirement for nationals of at least one-member state in the future, the existing reciprocity mechanism would apply and the three institutions and the member states would commit to act without delay in applying the mechanism.”
Nevertheless, this arrangement – though appearing to be in the finest benefits of all blocs – isn’t without polemic.
The guideline denoted to Gibraltar as a ‘colony’. It has been described that the United Kingdom’s diplomat to the European Union elevated worries at this declaration at a conference of ambassadors.
A spokesman stated: “Gibraltar is not a colony and it is completely inappropriate to describe in this way.”