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Visas: EU Countries

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 48438, tabled on 18 May 2020

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on allowing 180-day visa-free tourist travel for UK citizens in the Schengen area.

Answered on

2 June 2020

Arrangements for UK nationals crossing the Schengen Area border will remain as now for the duration of the transition period. Thereafter, the EU will grant UK nationals visa free access for short-term visits, subject to reciprocity. This means that UK business visitors and tourists will not need a visa when travelling to the Schengen area for short stays of up to 90 days in every 180-day period.

We are willing to discuss with the EU how to facilitate crossing of our respective borders for legitimate travel purposes.

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Cabinet Office
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