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Travelling

Do I need a visa to enter the United Kingdom?

EU citizens will not need a visa to enter the UK until 31 December 2020. The freedom of movement continues to apply until the end of 2020. This means that EU citizens will still only need to present a passport or identity card to enter the UK.

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I am a British national living in Austria. I am planning to travel outside Austria after UK's withdrawal date from the European Union. What do I need to take into account?

The freedom of movement will continue to apply until 31 December 2020. This will result in no changes for travel up until this date.

I am a British national living in Austria. I am planning to travel outside Austria before UK’s withdrawal date from the European Union and I will be returning to Austria after that date. What do I have to take into account?

The freedom of movement will continue to apply until 31 December 2020. This will result in no changes for travel up until this date.

I am a non-EU citizen, whose family member is a UK national, who is travelling to Austria for touristic, business as well as visit purposes. What do I have to consider in order to continue to be able to travel to Austria?

During the transitional period until 31 December 2020, UK citizens and their family members will continue to enjoy the same rights as before. A valid passport is the minimum prerequisite for entry. Family members of UK citizens do not require a visa (according to Art. 10 Directive 2004/38/EC) if they can prove that

  • they have a family relationship or registered partnership with an EU/EEA or UK citizen,
  • they have a valid (British) 'residence card of a family member of an EEA citizen" or a temporarily unlimited residence and work permit, and
  • they travel together with an EU/EEA or UK citizen.

Otherwise, entry is only possible with a valid visa.

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