If a deal is reached between the UK Government and the EU, there will be no changes to current visa requirements or entitlements until the end date of the transition period, which is likely to be December 31, 2020.
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on March 29, 2019, you should keep up-to-date with information on the Government website and news and consider that there might be some delays at entry points into the UK.
For UK citizens travelling in Europe, the European Council has confirmed that, in the event of no deal, it will allow visa-free travel to all EU/EEA and Swiss countries, including those not in the Schengen zone, for a period of up to 90 days (across any 180 day period). This will remain the case provided the UK reciprocates on the same basis.
The Government’s current passport advice is that under no deal UK nationals will need a minimum of six months remaining on their existing passport prior to travelling to Europe. The Home Office has advised EU nationals to ensure that they have six months’ validity on their passports before travelling after 29 March, should there be a no-deal Brexit.
A passport checking service has been provided on the gov.uk website. The gov.uk website also provides specific guidance for UK passport holders wishing to travel after March 29, 2019, in the event of a no deal, as new rules will apply depending on the country that you are visiting. There is also additional guidance to cover travel to the EU by land, sea or rail.
In the event of a no deal Brexit, travel arrangements for non-UK EU citizens will not change until the end of 2020. EU citizens will still be able to enter the UK using a passport or ID card and can continue to use the ePassport gates at UK airports.