The UK has left the EU and the Brexit transition period is over. We are no longer part of the EU Customs Union, Single Market, or VAT Region. This means that the rules regarding traveling to the EU for business or work purposes have changed.
Currently, the latest COVID-19 advice allows travel only if it is reasonably impossible to complete the task in the UK. However, if you are planning a trip to the EU in the future, there are new rules to follow and you can start preparing before your trip.
You may need a visa or work permit, or you may need it to complete the declaration of the goods or cash you plan to carry. Business trips include activities such as meetings and trips to meetings, providing services, and selling goods.
Jackson & Sedon imports organic wines from small vineyards throughout Italy, especially vineyards that are not normally sold to the United Kingdom. Prior to the pandemic, owner Rob Seddon visited the country at least four times a year.
“Travel to Italy is an important part of my business,” he explains. “I need to meet winemakers, taste new vintages and discover new wines for our customers.”
Covid-19’s restrictions in both the UK and Italy mean that Rob hasn’t traveled since 2020. However, this year we plan to travel for the autumn harvest, if restrictions permit.
This direct connection with Italy is essential to Rob’s business. “I love talking about vineyards and the wines they produce,” he says.
Rob sometimes drives to Italy with his dog, Cooper. “I know the rules for traveling with pets have changed, but I’ve talked to Cooper’s vet about this and I’m ready,” he says.
Many of Rob’s jobs during his stay in Italy do not require a visa, but he always keeps the latest guidance up to date. “I know I have to look up my visa or work permit for other reasons, such as providing after-sales service.”
If you are considering leaving the UK, it is important to follow the latest travel advice and understand the rules around you. Coronavirus Quarantine requirements are included for both the destination country and the return to the UK.
Plan in advance using gov.uk/business-travel-eu-2021..
Travel behavior that everyone should take
All travelers to the EU must now:
- To verify that your passport is valid for your trip, please visit the following website: gov.uk/checkpassport
- Make sure you have the correct driving documents
- Make sure your travel insurance covers all your needs, including health care
- Plan your pet’s trip – contact your veterinarian at least one month before your trip
In addition to the actions that every traveler must take, there are five additional things to consider when traveling to the EU for work.
1. Depending on the length of your trip and the type of work you may need, you may need a visa or work permit. Please check the specific requirements of the country you are visiting, as they vary.
2. Make sure you know the rules for traveling with goods, equipment, or cash.
3. When providing services such as engineering, education and legal services, please make sure that your qualifications are recognized in the EU.
4. Find out if you need to pay UK income tax and if you need to pay a social security contribution in your country or UK.
5. Check if the employee needs compensation insurance.
For information on additional actions to avoid health measures, please visit: gov.uk/travel-abroad
The UK has left the EU and new rules are being applied. Use the Brexit checker tool to get personalized actions for your business. gov.uk/transition
From visa rules to pet companions-everything you need to know about traveling to Europe
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