EU Countries: British Nationals abroad

Treasury written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional checks there will be for UK passport holders arriving into an EU country in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

The EU has confirmed that UK passport holders will be treated as third country nationals under the Schengen Borders Code, which mandates additional checks, including questioning and wet stamping of passports.If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, UK passport holders will be eligible for visa-free travel to the EU for periods of up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

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