7 new laws for 2021 and what they mean for you from mobile phone travel

The coronavirus epidemic was a major problem as the year 2020 changed our lives.

You can expect a horizon in the form of a vaccine so you don’t have to worry too much about what’s going to happen in 2020.

But in a few weeks, some big changes are coming to the law – and most of them are tied to the braces.

Healthcare and mobile phone charges will be effective, regardless of whether you have a contract or not, starting with a trip abroad.

We’ve aligned a number of new laws that will take effect in 2021 – some with B words and others with no.

Read below from immigration law to copyright laws to see what changes for you next year.

1. Freedom of movement ends and a new immigration system comes

One of the biggest changes to immigration law

The UK’s freedom of movement within the European Union – which gives people from EU member states the right to live and work abroad – will expire on 31 December.

A new point-based system will replace it as it is in Australia.

As of January, there must be a skills level of ‘RQF3’ or above (equivalent to this level) for work assigned to non-UK workers.

Employees must be able to speak English and be able to secure a salary from their sponsor that meets the threshold – 25,600 or the running rate of the job, whichever is higher.

Workers who earn less than £ 25,600 but not less than, 20,480 can apply to work in the UK through ‘trading’ points against their salary – such as if the role is a ‘crisis job’ such as a specific science role, engineering work, some IT and business jobs, medical roles and veterinarians.

You can see the full list here.

Skilled worker visas will cost needs 610 to 40 1,408 per person if they do not have the skills that the UK needs more.

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Citizens of the European Union (excluding people from Ireland), or people from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, who are living and working in the UK must apply to continue living in the UK after 31 December this year.

2. Mobile phone selection of operators will be prohibited

Texting while driving has become a thing of the past

Stricter legislation in the neighborhood using mobile phones will come into effect next year.

In 2019, there were 637 casualties on UK roads – 18 killed and 135 seriously injured – in crashes where the driver using a mobile was a contributing factor.

The government has taken advice regarding the current law around mobile phones in cars to make it illegal in all situations.

Currently, it is simply illegal to read and receive calls and text while behind the wheel.

However, there are no laws prohibiting drivers from taking pictures, playing games or scrolling through music playlists.

This is because none of this is classified as “interactive communication”, which is the definition of crime.

Changes are underway to make this legal loophole obsolete and it is expected to be introduced in the spring.

3. UK travelers have been barred from entering the EU since 1 January due to the coronavirus

Border control
Going abroad can become even more difficult

According to the report, the British have been banned from traveling to Europe when the transition period ends in January.

Strictly speaking, this may be only a temporary change, but it is an example of how Covid-19 and Brexit are bifurcated.

Currently, the British are still allowed to travel to large parts of the continent under freedom of movement rules.

But from New Year’s Day, when the UK leaves the EU or without an agreement, that will change.

Foreign Secretary Dominic RAB has acknowledged that travel across Europe could be disrupted as a result.

Due to the epidemic, EU countries only allow unnecessary travel from non-EU countries with low coronavirus infection rates.

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According to a report in the Financial Times, currently only travelers from eight such countries are allowed to travel to the EU.

EU officials told the FT that there was no proposal to add the UK to the list of safe countries, which includes Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

While some EU member states do not even allow travelers to safe-listed countries, much of Europe reflects the fierce battle to control the rate of carnivirus infection.

4. And for free mobile roaming for Brits in Europe

Roaming charges can be raised in Europe without EU membership

UK mobile phone users currently receive free data roaming across the EU.

However, after 1 January, the British will no longer have this benefit and phone companies can free you from roaming charges.

You must check with your phone provider to see if you will be affected.

If you are charged with roaming charges, you can bill up to 45 45 before asking and asking if you want to spend more.

At the moment EE, 02, 3 and Vodafone say they have no plans to start charging from UK customers while they are in EU countries.

It remains to be seen how long that will last.

5. Blue passport resume and that’s what travelers do

Boris Johnson has a new passport

New – or old, depending on how you view it – blue passports become permanent from January.

Burgundy passports will remain valid until they are replaced after the bracelet, with all new passports turning blue by mid-2022.

You must have at least six months left in your passport from next month to travel to most EU countries, which requires you to be under 10 years of age.

Travel to Ireland does not apply.

Travelers traveling shorter than 90 days in the EU will not need a visa to travel but may travel longer than them and for work, study and business travel.

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Travelers are advised to check the advice of the country in which they are traveling before planning the trip.

6. Copyright law

For the first time in almost two decades, changes to the copyright law will take effect on January 2

The aim is to give artists, musicians and publishers a better chance of making money when their work is displayed online.

The agreement aims to provide a “balanced” approach that protects small artists without significant impact on major Internet platforms such as Google and YouTube.

Larger platforms will now be legally responsible for user-generated content they host in the EU.

From January, they will need to get a license from the rights holders to show their rights.

Content uploaded for the purpose of caricature, parody or pasci, including memes and GIFs will be exempt from this.

E. European health insurance cards are expiring

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
A European health insurance card

The EHIC is a clean and free thing that allows the British to provide medical treatment in EU countries in case of illness or accident.

It also operates in Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein and benefits from lots of British 27 million cards.

Unlike some travel insurance, it even includes pre-existing terms.

But by the end of this year, he said, the EHIC will not be valid for most Britons because we are leaving the EU.

Instead travelers are advised to ensure your travel insurance covers your needs, especially those with pre-existing medical conditions.

There are some exceptions.

Pensioners living in the European Union before 2020 will still be able to use them outside of EHEC 2020.

UK students who start courses in the EU before 2020 will still be able to use their EHIC until the end of their course.

The same applies to so-called ‘border workers’ who are defined as people who work in one state and live in another.

But for the most part we have to say goodbye to another benefit of it.

For more information on post-2021 period changes, visit the official website

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