EU to Allow U.K Citizens to Visit Without a Visa After Brexit

By Anna Breuer on 5 April 2019
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IMG_7109 2 (1)The EU Parliament passed a measure Friday that will allow U.K citizens to visit the Continent without a visa after Brexit.

This puts U.K citizens in the same category as those from dozens of other countries including the United States who can travel to the European Union without the need for a visa.

“This is an important step for guaranteeing visa-free travel between EU and U.K. after Brexit, especially in case of no deal,“ said MEP Sergei Stanishev, who urged the European Parliament to approve the rule.

The parliament voted 502-81 to approve the exemption, which will require full reciprocation from the United Kingdom before going into effect. While the measure will allow Her Majesty’s subjects to visit the 27 remaining countries in the European Union, it does not convey the right to work.

The rule requires the approval of the EU Council, which is expected before the current Brexit deadline of April 12, 2019.

The European Parliament is the only parliamentary institution of the European Union that is directly elected by EU citizens.

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