5 March 2019
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We certainly knew that the approach Brexit would result in quite a bit. A city trip to London or Edinburgh is near and a lot of fun. But a visit to our western neighbors can be exciting at the same time. What would change if we wanted to travel to the UK? Do we need a visa to cross the North Sea?
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A little assurance: nothing is going to change for the time being. When the United Kingdom leaves the European Union at the end of March, we will first enter a transition period. This period lasts till December 31, 2020. Until then you do not need a visa, but you do need a valid passport or identity card. You can still make crossings by boat, train or plane in the near future. Plenty of time to pay Queen Elizabeth a visit. Or to encourage Manchester United. Or check out the Game of Thrones locations in Northern Ireland. Or … you get the idea.
What will happen after this transition period remains to be seen. Our neighbors on the road and in the European Union are not yet fully in agreement. As a result, the agreements have not been finalized. A difficult package for them, an ambiguous situation for us. The results of Brexit will be revealed gradually over the next few months. This journey remains to be seen for the world as well. Although we certainly hope that we can continue to travel freely to the land of Shakespeare, Cricket and The Beatles!
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