Brexit – Implications for Australian travellers
The United Kingdom (UK) has left the European Union (EU)
From 1 February 2020, the UK is no longer a member of the EU ('Brexit'). There will be a transition period until 31 December 2020, while the EU and UK negotiate new arrangements.
If you are an Australian living or working in, or travelling to, the UK or the EU nothing will change in the transition period during 2020, including visa arrangements. This also applies to Australian-British dual nationals.
Australians who plan to live in the UK can use the UK's visa and immigration tool to seek guidance on visa status and rights to stay.
The UK and the EU are providing updated guidance on the implications for issues such as travel, residency, education and employment. You can check for the latest information through the websites of the UK Government and the European Commission.
These websites will be the best source of up-to-date information on potential changes on a range of issues. Consider signing up to notifications from the UK Government and the European Commission to keep updated on issues relevant to you.
You could also contact your service provider directly to check if and when there will be changes to contracts and/or consumer services provided as a result of Brexit. In preparing for your circumstances after the end of the transition period, consider whether you should seek legal advice or engage a migration agent, insurance broker, or another type of consultant to support you.