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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL3246, tabled on 21 April 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 March (HL2422), what discussions they have had with (1) the EU, and (2) individual member states about allowing UK citizens to visit the EU for up to 180 days without a visa.

Answered on

5 May 2020

The EU has already legislated such that UK nationals will not need a visa when travelling to the Schengen area for short stays of up to 90 days in every 180-day period. This will apply from the end of the transition period to all UK nationals travelling to and within the Schengen area for purposes such as tourism.

Provisions for UK nationals intending to stay in the Schengen area for longer than 90 days in any 180-day period will depend on the approach taken by the EU or by the relevant Member State(s). UK nationals intending to stay in the Schengen Area for longer may need a visa or permit to do so. Member State rules vary and UK nationals should check entry requirements with the Embassy of the relevant Member State.

Future mobility arrangements with the EU are subject to ongoing negotiations. Information about travel to the EU for UK nationals after the transition period is provided on the gov.uk website and these pages are updated regularly.