Visa-free short-term touring allowed in 20 EU countries

The government website is saying that…

“20 Member States have confirmed they offer visa and work permit free routes for UK musicians and performers. These countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden.

Durations and requirements vary from Member State to Member State, and we strongly recommend that UK nationals check what requirements they need to fulfil with the EU Member State before travelling.”

You can read Bectu’s response here (and more about the touring campaign here), and, at the risk of sounding sceptical, I’m not sure that this is much more than a survey of how different EU countries interpret their Visa rules in relation to UK citizens doing short-term periods of work in their countries.

Back in August, they announced that they had made progress on this without really saying what any of the progress actually was, so it will be interesting to see if members find that they have more clarity now than they had in the recent past?

They are saying…

“We are now actively engaging with the remaining EU Member States that do not allow visa and permit free touring, and calling on them to align their arrangements with the UK’s generous rules, which allow touring performers and support staff to come to the UK for up to 3 months without a visa.”

Those sort of offers tend to be more attractive to the side of the bargain that has the larger market so it will be interesting to see how that is all interpretted…

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