Brexit shock: The SIX things UK citizens can still do in the EU after January 31

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BREXIT will be delivered by the end of January according to Boris Johnson. But what are some of the things UK citizens will still be permitted to do even when the country is no longer an EU member state?

By Kaisha Langton

Britain will exit the European Union in one month, fulfilling the mandate set by the public in June 2016 when 52 percent of the country voted to leave the EU. By January 31, the Article 50 process will be completed and the UK will no longer be a member state of the EU. But what privileges will British citizens still enjoy across the EU despite not being a member any longer?

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Holidays

British citizens, like other citizens around the world, are still able to travel to any EU member state up to December 31, 2020, with no impediments such as visas.

After that time, it is likely that visa-free trips will continue for stays of up to 90 days. The European health insurance card which provides health cover for tourists in another member state also still applies for this period.

After which time, a new deal about these rights and the conditions for entry will be discussed.

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Work

Those wishing to take advantage of working abroad for a brief stint, such as the summer, will still be able to enjoy this perk.

During the transition period, students and any other workers will still have the right to work in another member state, because of freedom of movement rules, which includes freedom of movement of labour.

These rules and regulations about movement still exist while the UK is in the single market.

Freedom of movement is likely to end on December 31.

You are also still able to apply for full-time employment in the EU, however, it is possible barriers to entry for these overseas opportunities will be increased post-Brexit.

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Retirement

For many Britons who have worked throughout their lives in the dreary weather of the UK, retiring to sunnier climes is a dream.

Anyone wishes to undertake retirement in another EU country will still be able to do so.

As part of the withdrawal agreement, British citizens who are settled, whether working or retired, in the EU before the end of the transition period will retain most of their rights as EU citizens for the remainder of their lives.

The key rights have yet to be negotiated but will determine the continued rights afforded to British persons settled in the EU who have moved for work, leisure or retirement within the EU.

Source Express.

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