Preparing your business for Brexit

04 November 2019

This page links you to the key information available from the UK Government on Brexit.

The EU has granted the UK a Brexit extension until and up to 31 January 2020. There will now be a General Election in the UK on 12 December 2019, in which case it is anticipated that a new Parliament will have a month to review the Brexit deal which has been agreed between the UK Government and the European Union.

EU nationals working in the tourism industry

EU nationals living and working in the UK are being encouraged to sign up to the to the EU Settlement Scheme. Other advice can be found on the UK Government Visas and Immigration website.

Download EU settlement employer toolkit from

Advice for visitors

Britain continues to provide a world-class visitor experience and welcome for the millions of visitors who travel here each year.

The UK Government has confirmed flights will continue to run smoothly whatever the circumstances. This ensures UK airlines can continue to operate to Europe, providing industry and holidaymakers with the certainty they need and ensure flights will continue after Brexit. 

EU nationals

EU citizens can continue to travel on ID cards until at least 2021, if we leave with a deal. It is recommended that visitors who are citizens of current EU Member States and who have a valid passport use the e-gates to make entry quick and easy. Visitors who are citizens of current EU member states will continue to be able to travel without a visa. This will continue to be the case even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. 

Other nationals

Citizens of the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea are permitted to use e-gates at UK airports and at Eurostar terminals. This is reducing queues and improving the flow of passengers and the overall experience at the UK border

Further advice and guidance for visitors travelling to the UK after Brexit can be found on the website