UK to keep visa-free travel from EU

The government has announced new plans to keep visa-free travel for EU visitors coming to the U.K, following Brexit. This news comes after officials published the second Brexit negotiation paper.

Work Visa for EU citizens

New plans will allow EU citizens visa-free travel to the U.K, which the U.K already offers to 56 countries. These ranging from the United States to Pakistan. Under the current system, passports are stamped on entry, and people are allowed to stay for a maximum of six months.

However, for EU citizens  to  work, study or settle in the UK, they will need  to apply for permission under the new proposal. EU citizens will not have an  automatic right to stay indefinitely.

The new system for EU visitors will be phased  in March 2019, after Britain officially leaves the European Union.

Policing new procedures

The main burden for policing this  will fall on the employer, rather than immigration services or border guards. Everyone from the NHS, to local businesses will be responsible for ensuring staff have a legal right to work in the U.K.