Preparing your business for when the UK leaves the EU

30 January 2020

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

As you know the UK is set to leave the EU this Friday 31 January at 23.00 UK time. We then enter a transition period until December 2020.

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 the UK leaves the EU.

EU, EEA or Swiss citizen

The documents that EU citizens need to travel to the UK for holidays will not change until at least 2021. EU citizens will still be able to travel with ID cards, use European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) and continue to travel to the UK for holidays or short-term trips without needing a visa. Travellers with a biometric passport can use the e-gates for quick and easy entry to the UK.

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

The guidance covers:

What you’ll need to enter the UK

School travellers entering the UK

What you can bring into the UK

Healthcare in the UK

Driving in the UK

Using your mobile phone in the UK